Dionna PridGeon

Instructor

Upcoming Classes

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Time
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Saturday, May 26, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Saturday, August 4, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Saturday, August 11, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Saturday, August 18, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Saturday, August 25, 2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Get to Know Dionna

Originally from Chicago, she is the Creative Director of moveDIPR (move deeper). She is presently on faculty at Ailey Extension & Guest Faculty at BDC. Dionna is a gifted Educator who has served on faculty at Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School & Academy of Dance, Debbie Reynolds LA & Visceral Dance Center (Chicago); She has taught classes at Gibney Dance, Peridance, Edge PAC (LA), & Movement Lifestyle LA. In Chicago, she was on Faculty at Lou Conte Dance Studio (Hubbard Street Dance Center) for 6 years, where she successfully built 7 classes, ranging from Contemporary, Hip Hop, & Jazz. Dionna taught a Master Class for The Pulse on Tour – Atlantic City, as well as Guest Judge for The Pulse on Tour NYC! Internationally, Dionna has taught workshops in both Norway & Germany. Most recently, Dionna was asked to teach at Ivy League, Princeton University (NJ).

Dionna is a graduate of Point Park University, where she received her Dance degree. She studied with Rennie Harris Puremovement (Philadelphia), received scholarships & recognition from Monsters of Hip Hop, The Pulse on Tour, & Dance Spirit Magazine! Dionna performed works in both concert & commercial dance, working with dance icons: Lou Conte, Robert Battle, & Margo Sappington, to name a few, as well as choreographers: Brian Friedman, Kevin Maher, NappyTabs, Shaun Evaristo, Ian Eastwood, Justin Giles, Rhapsody, plus more! She danced in companies such as Pillow Project (PA), Pittsburgh Ensemble, and is the former Resident Choreographer of Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (Chicago). FUN FACT: Dionna worked as a hairstylist, when the Brittany Spears Circus Tour was in Chicago!

Her works have been showcased at venues such as: Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Pritzker Pavilion/Millennium Park, & The Athenaeum Theatre - Other venues include: Choreographer’s Carnival (CHI/LA/NY), Symphony Space, Buddy Warren Gallery, Salvatore Capezio Theatre, & Ailey Citigroup Theatre NYC. Most recently, Dionna’s contemporary class was featured in DANCE MAGAZINE (AUG '17) & her choreography was released in a short dance film, entitled: NEGOTIATION. Successfully in May (2017), Dionna choreographed, produced, & directed her 1st Manhattan show, at The Players Theatre.