Dana Sheridan began building flutes in 1972 while studying music composition at the Berklee School in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked with the Wm. S. Haynes, Verne Q. Powell and Brannen Brothers flute companies before introducing Sheridan flutes and headjoints in 1982. He lives and works in Cologne, Germany as well as maintaining a workshop in Boston, where he works several times during the year. Dana Sheridan headjoints are highly sought after as among the worlds greatest headjoints. 

In May 2018, Dana Sheridan announced his retirement from flute manufacturing. His presence in the industry will be missed.