Athena Flournoy was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia where she began dancing at the age of three. She started her training at the Gretchen Greene School of Dance and later enrolled in Savannah Arts Academy for her high school years.
Athena graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point Park University with a B.F.A. in Modern Dance and a minor in Entrepreneurship. During her college years, Athena also attended the prestigious San Francisco Conservatory of Dance Intensive where she studied many improvisational and contemporary techniques. She has worked professionally with the Staycee Pearl Dance Project, in Pittsburgh, PA.