Dionne began dancing as soon as she could walk. Her Caribbean background introduced her to the rich culture of dance and music in the islands. Growing up in Miami added a taste of Latin flavor to her dance repertoire. It was in Miami that her passion for belly dance was realized after studying with Virginia. She has continued her studies with Gia Al Qamar in New Jersey, and most recently with Theresa Maze in Kansas City. She currently performs with the Heartland Middle Eastern Dancers and is the Festival Manager for the Heart of America Belly Dance Annual Festival.