Ivana Dohnalová studied harp since 1998 at the Janáček Conservatory Ostrava with Ada Balová and graduated in 2004. She continued her studies with Jana Boušková first at the Prague Conservatory and then at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2006-2011).
Since September 2012 she holds the pedagogical position at Janacek Conservatory and Grammar School in Ostrava. She has been appointed the principal harp of the Brno Philharmonic since August 2008, since 2006 she also regularly cooperates with the Prague Philharmonia. In the concert season 20011/2012 she started cooperation with the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra Riga and at 2013 her regular collaborative work started with Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern. She is a member of Ostravská banda, an international orchestra specialized in contemporary music.
In 2002 she participated in the 8th World Harp Congress in Geneva. In 2004, at the suggestion of the Janáček Conservatory Ostrava directress, she obtained the Magdaléna Jakubská scholarship which allowed her to attend the summer masterclasses at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester (US) with prof. Kathleen Bride. She performed at all the hitherto issues of the festival Harp Days in Ostrava. In the concert season 2006/2007 she appeared as a soloist with the international student orchestra Europera in Germany, Poland, Italy and the Czech Republic.
As a soloist she preformed with the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, Brno Philharmonic, the String Orchestra of the Prague Conservatory, Leoš Janáček Chamber Orchestra, Collegium 21, Ostravská banda, Kubín Quartet and the Europera international student orchestra. Since 2009 she cooperates with the oboist Jaroslava Tajanovská.