The Owner & Executive Director of Dancehall Funk is Dionne Renee. Dionne Renee’s professional dance career officially began when she became a Miami HEAT dancer in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. She booked her first music video with Timbaland and Flo-Rida while dancing for the NBA basketball team and went on to perform as a principal dancer in numerous amounts of music videos with various artists including Sean Paul, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, The Dream, Kevin Lyttle, Snoop Dogg, Shakira, Usher, and many more. Dionne Renee has toured locally and internationally with various artists.
Her most recent tours include Shakira’s ‘Sale el Sol’ World Tour in 2010-2012 and Usher’s ‘Raymond vs. Raymond’ Promo Tour in 2009-2010. In addition to touring, Dionne Renee has appeared in films like “Stomp the Yard 2″ and television shows like ABC Family’s “Bunheads” and Disney’s “Pair of Kings”. She has also performed on awards shows like So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Good Morning America, Ellen, David Letterman, Grammy’s, Latin Billboard Awards, Latin Grammy’s, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, Jay Leno, X-Factor, BET Awards, MTV & European VMA’s, American Music Awards, and more. She has also performed on numerous international televised shows throughout Germany, London, Spain, and France and other countries worldwide.
Dionne Renee served as assistant choreographer for Prince Royce, J-Lo, and Pitbull's 2015 American Idol performance and also the top artist's performance on day time show "The Talk". Dionne Renee also performed alongside Pitbull and Sofia Vergara at their 2016 Grammys performance and currently teaches Dancehall Funk at several world-renowned dance studios in Los Angeles, California including: Evolution Dance Studios and Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studio, and has also taught many international workshops in countries like Poland, Germany, France, and Singapore.