Miami’s very own Greek Goddess… Mount Olympus meets South Beach!
She’s Flirty, Fun, and Fabulous….
Athena Dion, born in Athens Greece, raised all over the world, ended up in sunny Miami Florida in 2001 at the age of 14. Growing up a little Greek boy in Miami she would sneak out to the Coliseum in Ft. Lauderdale and watch the legendary divas such as Erika Norell, Daisy Deadpetals, Vegas Dion, TP Lords tear up the stage. She was enamored by their essence and the overall art of transformation. Observing their level of professionalism and demeanor of entertainment is what inspired Athena to begin her own journey into the Miami drag scene.
In late 2009, after getting her feet wet in a few local drag contests she met
Mark Lowe, the owner of the hottest nightclub in Ft. Lauderdale at the time, LIVING ROOM NIGHTCLUB. Mark hired Athena on the spot to work as the hostess and resident diva at Living Room, their relationship has been electric ever since. A few months later she began to work alongside her drag mother, Vegas Dion, co-hosting Miami’s mega gay nightclub at its peak, DISCOTEKKA, every saturday night.
Hosting at the hottest gay spots in Broward and Dade counties landed Athena a lot of attention. She was seen at community events alongside Mark Lowe and award shows with her legendary mother Vegas. As she grew in her career she also learned under the guidance of Miami Promoter Milancita. She’s been featured by Gay nightclubs all over South Florida such as Score, Twist, and Mova on South Beach, Azucar and Coliseum in Miami, The Manor, Voodoo Lounge, Rumors Bar, and also joined the Cast of Trannie Palace at Bills Filling Station in Wilton Manors. She Performs at the annual Ft. Lauderdale Stonewall pride Celebrations as well as Miami Beach gay pride since its inauguration. Athena has worked at the Palace Bar as a regular guest since 2010 and finally joined the cast at the Palace in 2011 starting their Tuesday Night show, Dining with the Stars.
Athena stays true to her Greek roots through her many different looks, performances, and costumes. She’s old hollywood glamour with a dash of the gods of Greek lore.
Athena Has won numerous Golden Barbies at South Beach’s annual Shelley Novak Awards. Some of which include best newcomer, Most glamorous, and best hair and makeup! Athena is a former Miss Noche Latina 2013, Miss North Carolina Continental 2011, Miss South Carolina Continental 2014. She has been featured in numerous gay publications such as Wire Magazine, Hot Spots, Genre Latino, and in the New Times magazine winning “Hippest Drag Star” in 2012. You will most likely catch Athena at red carpet events, grand openings, and social suarees. As much as she is a performer she loves to catch a good drag show as well. Athena loves to work alongside her drag sisters and promote anywhere “Drag is Served.”
Today Athena is reunited with Mark Lowe in his latest creation as the resident diva and hostess at Miami’s newest, ultra posh venue, HOUSE NIGHTCLUB; Located in the Wynwood Miami design district, House delivers the ultimate in performance art and total encompassing sexuality. She is the entity that greets you and guides you throughout your night…teasing your senses.
She also remains on the cast of Trannie Palace at Bills Filling Station in Wilton Manors, and on the cast at the Legendary Palace Bar where she’s still pumping all over Ocean Drive.
Athena is a dedicated hardworking drag diva… Claiming the title of Miami’s very own Greek Goddess.