A city seemingly forgotten, Roanoke, VA is well known as the colony that was lost. But rising from the ashes of the past is a growing group of creative; branching out from the legendary city and exposing their talents to the world. Leading that pack is Dre’sha Dior, a Virginia artist following in the footsteps of other VA great while carving out a path of her own.
Growing up, Dre’sha was surrounded by music. Her mother was a member of the all girl rap group Gucci Girls and performed across the country; extending her artistic career later in life to dancing where she auditioned for the hit television show In Living Color. Her father was a DJ who sold records in New York City and at 7 years old, Dre’sha began writing her own songs and aspired to be a dancer like her idol LoreAnn Gibson.
At 13, she relocated to Fort Drum, NY to live on the military base with her mom and step-father. That was short lived and Dre’sha returned to Virginia where she’d remain until faith and circumstance led her to Atlanta.
Inspired by fellow Virginia artists like Missy Elliot and Pharell, Dre’sha used her vivid imagination and incredible dance talents to build her brand in VA. However, she always knew she was bigger than Roanoke and after ending a 3-year relationship ridden with strife and domestic violence, Dre’sha accepted her calling and moved to Georgia.
Fueled by her passion and unmovable determination to succeed, the Dre’sha Dior brand is a looming, iconic movement waiting to explode. Through the viable mesh of experiences and opportunity, laced with her kaleidoscope like imagination and relatable content, the Dre’sha Dior brand is is a sleeping giant slowly awakening from slumber.
A young woman with a testimony and a millennial creative with strong voice, Dre’sha’ lyrical talent and humble demeanor make her a fresh sound listeners are delighted to hear. And with the strength of a lion she strides through all trials and tribulations, determined to fulfill her calling.