Dionna PridGeon is an Independent artist, originally from Chicago, IL. She is the Founder & Creative Director of moveDIPR and holds 16 years of experience in Dance Education/Choreography; She shared her teaching at 11 prestigious facilities, while residing in 4 cities: Chicago, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, & New York. She started her teaching journey on faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio, The Hubbard Street Dance Center and has also taught International workshops in Montreal, Norway and Germany.
In her early years, Dionna worked as a model & talent for Lily’s Talent Agency/Clear Talent Group Chicago. Later on, Dionna completed a summer study with Rennie Harris Puremovement (Philadelphia) & American Dance Festival (NC), 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. She worked with companies such as The Pillow Project (PA), Pittsburgh Dance Ensemble, Dance 2XS (Chicago), and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (Chicago).
Dionna received her dance degree from Point Park University and has shared her choreographed works at multiple venues such as: Millennium Park Chicago, Ailey Citigroup Theatre NY, the US Open, to name a few, as well as dance programs: UIC, Chi- Arts High School, Joffrey Ballet School/Academy of Dance. She self- produced/directed/choreographed an Independent show, entitled: LONE, in both Chicago & New York + premiered her 1st dance film: Control|Alt|Delete in New York, Summer 2019.