In 2010, Dara landed a role on Nickelodeon's Victorious which led to the lead role of Shelley in the pilot, Everyday Kid. Dara was signed to a developmental deal with Cartoon Network in 2012 and played the lead role of Tara in the 2013 pilot, Attention Students. Shortly after released from Cartoon Network, she booked the recurring role of Brie Gimmlestaub on Disney Channel's Dog With a Blog.
Alongside acting, Dara is an ASCAP affiliated songwriter and recording artist. Her debut EP "Boom" was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) and released on April 7, 2015. Her music has been compared to the Shangri-Las, Patsy Cline, and Lesley Gore.