Artistic Director, Choreographer, Dancer, Teacher, Other Artists

New York, NY 11421
United States
Management
moveDIPR management
movedipr@gmail.com

Bio

dionna pridG​ ​eon
. . . is an Independent artist and Entrepreneur, originally from Chicago, IL. Dionna is a 15 year Dance Educator and has shared her teaching at prestigious facilities, while living in 4 cities: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, & New York. She served on faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio (The Hubbard Street Dance Center), the Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, The Joffrey Ballet School/The Joffrey Ballet Academy of Dance, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and Visceral Dance Center; On the east coast, she has also taught classes at Broadway Dance Center, Gibney Dance Center, Peridance Capezio Center, & Princeton University/On the west coast, at Edge Performing Arts Center, Movement Lifestyle, LA Contemporary Dance & Loyola Marymount University. Dionna taught a Master Class at The Pulse on Tour – Atlantic City and was a Guest Judge for The Pulse on Tour – New York City! Internationally, Dionna has taught Hip Hop, Jazz, & Contemporary workshops in Montreal, Norway and Germany. Dionna’s contemporary class was once featured in DANCE MAGAZINE.
In her early years, she worked as a model/talent for Lily’s Talent Agency. Later on, Dionna completed a summer study with Rennie Harris Puremovement (Philadelphia), received scholarships and recognition from Monsters of Hip Hop, The Pulse on Tour, & Dance Spirit Magazine! She performed works in both concert and commercial dance: working with many dance icons & choreographers, such as Lou Conte, Robert Battle, Danny Burczeski, Margo Sappington, Doug Bentz, & Kim Bears Bailey, to name a few, as well as commercial choreographers, such as Brian Friedman, Kevin Maher, NappyTabs, Tony Testa, Shaun Evaristo, Ian Eastwood, Matt Cady, Justin Giles, Rhapsody, Luam, plus more! She has danced with companies such as The Pillow Project (PA), Pittsburgh Ensemble, Dance 2XS (Chicago), and is the former Resident Choreographer for Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (Chicago). And here’s a FUN FACT: Dionna worked as a hairstylist, on the Brittany Spears Circus Tour (Chicago)!
Her choreography has been set on dance programs, such as The University of Chicago, Chi Arts High School, Joffrey Ballet School & Academy of Dance: Ballet, Jazz & Contemporary Trainees, and The Ailey Extension – Summer Experience, plus numerous suburban & competition studios! Her works have been showcased at venues such as: Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Pritzker Pavilion - Millennium Park, The Athenaeum Theatre & Choreographer’s Carnival (CHI/LA/NY). Works presented at New York venues such as: Queensboro Dance Festival, Actors Art Fund, Players Theatre, Symphony Space, Buddy Warren Gallery, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, & Ailey Citigroup Theatre.
Dionna is a graduate from Point Park University, where she received her Dance degree & is currently the Creator/Director of her business: moveDIPR.

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Resume

Industrials Col 1 Industrials Col 2 Industrials Col 3
The Three SleuthsChosen DancerLas Vegas, NV
Choreography Col 1 Choreography Col 2 Choreography Col 3
Love on the Rocks Dance FilmThe Cutting RoomLos Angeles
Choroegrapher's CarnivalAvalon/Joe's BarLos Angeles/Chicago
Joffery Summer Intensive '12The Symphony SpaceNew York
Commonality Dance CompanyGuest ChoreographerLos Angeles
Club ElevenPosersLos Angeles
Point Park UniversityPittsburgh ConnectionsPittsburgh
Joffrey Ballet Trainee ProgramTAOLFChicago
Pillow Project Dance Companyvarious showsvarious works
Peridance Winter ShowcaseSalvatorie Capezio TheatreNew York
LONE by Dionna PridGeonHubbard Street Dance CenterChicago
DUETS by Chicago Dance CrashAnthenaeum TheatreChicago
Chicago INASIDE DanceAnthenaeum TheatreChicago
Joffrey Summer Intensive 2014Symphony SpaceNew York
Teaching Col 1 Teaching Col 2 Teaching Col 3
The Ailey ExtensionContemporary/Street Jazz/Hip HopNew York
Broadway Dance CenterContemporary/Jazz/Hip HopNew York
Debbie Reynolds Dance StudioJazz Funk/Contemp/Jazz/Hip Hop/StretchLos Angeles
The Joffrey Ballet SchoolContemporary/JazzNew York
Don't Forget to Dance WkspHip Hop/Jazz FunkStravanger, Norway
Edge Performing Arts CenterCurrently SubbingLos Angeles
Hubbard Street Dance Center/Lou Conte DSTeaching ArtistChicago
LA Dance Dreamvarious stylesLos Angeles
Joffrey Ballet Chicago Academy of DanceModern/Contemporary/Jazz/Hip HopChicago
Dance Works ChicagoGuest ArtistChicago
Gus Giordano Dance SchoolGuest ArtistChicago
Visceral Dance CenterContemporary/Hip HopChicago
Origins Dance AcademyContemporary Jazz/Hip HopIndiana
Joel Hall Dance CenterJazz/Hip Hop SubChicago
Chicago Multicultural Dance CenterModernChicago
Urban Jamm ConventionTeaching AssistantChicago
National Cheer and Dance AssociationWorkshopsIllinois
Chi-Arts High SchoolGuest FacultyChicago
Movement LifestyleGuest ArtistLos Angeles
Peridance Capezio CenterContemporary/Hip Hop SubNew York
Steps on BroadwayStreet/Jazz/ContemporaryNew York
Pulse on Tour - Atlantic CityContemporary Master ClassNew Jersey
Stage Col 1 Stage Col 2 Stage Col 3
Choreographer's CarnivalVarious ArtistsLos Angeles
VitalityLiana Blackburn (Director)Los Angeles, CA
The Federal BarTony Czar (Choreographer)Los Angeles, CA
Benefit for Japan '11DancerLos Angeles, CA
Dance for Japan '10The Musician's InstituteLos Angeles, CA
Monsters of Hip Hop - The Show '09Selected ArtistLos Angeles, CA
Chicago SinfoniettaDancerChicago Orchestra Hall
Jessie Malay ShowcaseDance Jam Contest WinnerOrlando, FL
Kid SisterBack-Up DancerPalm Springs, CA
B96 Summer Bash '08Back-up dancerChicago, IL
Black NativityPrincipal DancerChicago Goodman Theatre
Water Bomb 2013PerformerLos Angeles
Training Col 1 Training Col 2 Training Col 3
Edge Performing Arts CenterLos Angelesvarious styles
Debbie Reynolds Dance StudioLos AngelesHip Hop/Jazz Funk
Point Park UniversityPittsburghB.A. in Dance
Barat CollegeLake Forest, ILDance Major
Lou Conte Dance StudioChicagojazz/hip/hop/ballet/modern
Deeply Rooted ProductionsChicagomodern,Horton,african,ballet
American Dance FestivalNorth Carolinavarious styles
Ballroom Dance ChicagoChicagoIntern
Movement LifestyleLos AngelesHip Hop/Jazz Funk
Production/Direction Col 1 Production/Direction Col 2 Production/Direction Col 3
CONTROL/ALT/DELETENew York, NY
Other Col 1 Other Col 2 Other Col 3
Dance PlugFacultyLos Angeles, CA
World of Dance '11Guest JudgeChicago, IL
Kevin Maher - ChoreographerPersonal AssistantLos Angeles, CA
Debbie Allen Dance AcademyInternLos Angeles, CA
Britney Spears Circus TourHair StylistChicago, IL
Monsters of ContemporaryScholarship recipientChicago, IL
Mia Michaels WorkshopScholarship recipientNaperville, IL
Millennium Dance Complexscholarship recipientChicago, IL
Dance Spirit MagazineFuture Star AwardOrlando, FL
The Pulse on TourProtege AwardChicago, IL
Monsters of Hip Hoptour finalistvarious citites
Young Lions WorkshopDebbie Reynolds ScholarshipChicago, IL
Skills Col 1 Skills Col 2 Skills Col 3
dance improvfilm editingphotography
working with childrenstyling hairjumping rope
videography

Stats

Gender
Female
Ethnic Appearance 1
African
Hair Color
Brown
Hair Length
Short
Eye Color
Brown
Height
5'2
Bust
34 A
Shoe
7.5/8