From a professional ballerina to Wiggles star: Inside dancer Dana Stephensen's ...

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Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie's new girlfriend, Dana Stephensen, has always had a busy life - even before she landed a role on the children's hit show and fell for one of its stars.

In an unearthed interview with Daily Mail Australia in 2016, Dana revealed her hectic schedule as a professional ballerina made finding love difficult. 

The 34-year-old dancer was first reported to be dating Lachlan, whom she met on the set of a music video in August, less than one year after he split from his ex-wife and Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins.

Dana said she started dancing when she was just three years old, and 'never looked back'.

'I've never had a moment where I didn't love it,' she said.

Inside the life of Dana Stephensen: Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie's girlfriend has spoken about her life as a professional ballerina before landing a role on the children's hit show in an unearthed interview from 2016

Inside the life of Dana Stephensen: Purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie's girlfriend has spoken about her life as a professional ballerina before landing a role on the children's hit show in an unearthed interview from 2016 

'From a young age I was basically dancing six days a week so it was an intense passion and I was supported incredibly by my family who weren't involved in the arts at all.'

Dana went on to say that she always knew she wanted to be a ballerina and moved from Brisbane to Melbourne when she was just 16-years-old to attend the Australian Ballet School.   

'We work so hard and it is one of the busiest companies in the world as we are dancing six days a week, performing up to nine shows a week and everyday we are rehearsing the next ballet season as well,' she said. 

She added: 'I had my fun in my early twenties and we have the opportunity to travel with our job which is really wonderful.' 

Childhood: Dana told Daily Mail Australia she started dancing at three-years-old and moved from Brisbane to Melbourne when she was 16 to attend the Australian Ballet School. Pictured with Lachlan

Childhood: Dana told Daily Mail Australia she started dancing at three-years-old and moved from Brisbane to Melbourne when she was 16 to attend the Australian Ballet School. Pictured with Lachlan

History: Dana's demanding schedule made it difficult for her to find love, until she met her now ex-husband, photographer Michael Kai (pictured), who accepted her lifestyle

History: Dana's demanding schedule made it difficult for her to find love,

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