Dionna PridGeon has devoted many years in establishing herself as a freelance artist. Originally from Chicago, her extensive training in multiple dance styles has helped her become an extremely versatile dancer and gifted master teacher. She has shared her teaching at many prestigious facilities such as Hubbard Street Dance Center/Lou Conte Dance Studio, Visceral Dance Center, Edge Performing Arts Center, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Movement Lifestyle, The Joffrey Ballet School, The Alvin Ailey School, and in Stavanger, Norway.
Aside from teaching, Dionna has performed works by many dance icons in concert dance: Lou Conte, Robert Battle, Daniel Ezralow, Danny Burczeski, Margo Sappington, Doug Bentz, Keisha Llama-White, Kim Bears Bailey. Dionna has also worked with many commercial choreographers, including NappyTabs, Shaun Evaristo, Jun Quemado, Kevin Maher, Rhapsody, Luam, Tony Testa, Matt Cady, Benjamin Allen, Dana Wilson, Justin Giles.
Some of Dionna's credits include: Debbie Reynolds Showcase, Urbanite, Waterbomb LA, Coachella Music Fest, Monsters of Hip Hop - The Show, LA/CHI Choreographer’s Carnival, Dance for Japan, World of Dance and Prelude Dance Competition (guest judge), and guest artist for Commonality Dance Company Showcase, Liana Blackburn’s VITALITY, and Love on a Sunday Afternoon, a film/showcase directed by Jamila Glass.
Dionna has served as a summer apprentice with Deeply Rooted Productions, received scholarships/recognition from Monsters of Hip Hop, The Pulse on Tour, Dance Spirit Magazine, worked as a Resident Choreographer of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and as a dance intern for Debbie Allen Dance Academy and Ballroom Dance Chicago. She also holds a BA in dance from Point Park University.
Dionna's choreography has been showcased at: Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, The Athenaeum Theatre, Point Park University, Choreographer’s Carnival & The Symphony Space NY. Currently, she works as a bi-coastal artist (Chicago/Los Angeles), in pursuit of her own endeavors. To D.EFINE herself! www.difned.net