Deana was hired by director Moritz von Stuelpnagel to act as assistant director for acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck's new play Mad House, starring David Harbour and Bill Pullman, at the Ambassador's Theatre on London's West End.
Having worked on this script since October 2021, Deana and the team at Bad Behavior Lab collaborated with photographer, director, and playwright Hunter Carrico to bring new play Horrors of the Heart to life in a developmental reading series.
Deana is inducted into the National Youth Film Academy, and also accepted onto their acclaimed SteReady program, which recently saw a film made on the program win Best Short Film at Cannes Film Festival.
Deana records Victoria's Pandemonium, by Crystal Lyn, with ACX and Audible.
Deana was hired by online education app Lucid to record an internal promotional video for the brand.
Deana was offered a private consultation with a Penguin Random House producer.
Deana was interviewed by Edward Sylvan at Medium's Authority Magazine as a part of their Rising Stars in TV and Film series.
Award-winning short film TRANSPLANT received a review from UK Film Review in which Deana's portrayal of Mahasti whose "inability to place herself is a battle even she does not seem to know she is fighting, and the impact on her [was] well-portrayed by Taheri."
Deana starred as pop-punk lead singer Janet Pluto in Space Fish Productions' debut web series Piss Party, due for release early 2022
Deana produced, and took on the role of Beatrice in Bad Behavior Lab's debut stage production of original play The Inferno, by Dante at The Tank.
Deana was the executive producer of J. Kiernan O'Brien's award-winning short film adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper.
Deana was cast in Space Fish Productions' upcoming webseries Piss Party, telling the entirely fictionalised story of the East Village’s most famous pop punk band and the lengths their manager will go to get them back together post-break up.
Deana was invited by Tony-nominated director, Moritz von Stuelpnagel, to take part in a reading of critically acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck's upcoming play starring Danny DeVito, Lucy DeVito, and Keith Randolph Smith.
Short film TRANSPLANT, written by and starring Deana won a total of six festival titles, along with multiple nominations.
Deana narrated Crystal Lyn's second book, Victoria's Highway: Taking the Long Way Home, on Audible.
Deana performed in original play Little Hidden Worlds, at the 2021 POV Festival held at SUNY Purchase.
Deana dove into the production of her self written short film, TRANSPLANT, in which she starred, and produce.
Alongside close collaborators from New York University, Deana co-founded Bad Behavior Lab: dedicated to creating and supporting works from multi-hyphenate artists.
Deana is announced to be a finalist of the Warner Brothers TV "Actors in Training" open call, where "a select group of applicants will be invited to submit auditions and meet with [the] TV casting executives".
Deana is signed by Zach Copeland at British American Talent, a management firm based in New York, Los Angeles, and London.
Deana was hired as a casting intern at Billy Hopkins Casting. She worked on the casting of CBS pilot “Ways and Means”, starring Patrick Dempsey, in addition to the spinoff of POWER for Starz, tiled POWER BOOK II: GHOST. Deana worked with casting directors Billy Hopkins, Michael D'Amato, and Ashley Ingram.
Deana wrote, directed, shot, and edited her first short film, titled Mom's Club, which she also acted in.
Deana appeared in the role of The Tooth Fairy in a production of God's Ear at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.