LoFi Lonnie is all about neutrals, contrast, and diverse textures being included in her environment and in her dancing. This may or may not connect to her biracial identity and bilateral love for city or rural settings, (sorry, suburbs, absolutely not for me). She appreciates architecture and reveres nature. She finds herself often connecting: connecting different dance techniques and traditions in her body, connecting contrasting ideas and images. Lastly, Lonnie likes to find the freedom within structure.
Lonnie Stanton is a proud native Hawaiian raised in rural Northern California and based in Boston. For the last decade Lonnie has been committed to dance education with a strong somatic focus as well as a professional contemporary performance career. She graduated from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Dance (2009) and has completed her 200 hour yoga certification through Yogaworks (2011). For 10 years she worked with Prometheus Dance performing and teaching with the company. Lonnie is a freelance dancer performing with Jean Appolon Expressions, Peter DiMuro/ Public Displays of Motion, Callie Chapman, Lynn Model, and BeHeard.World. During her time dancing in NYC, she worked with Kinesis Project Dance Theatre focusing solely on site specific performance. Stanton is passionate about sharing dance in unconventional, often outdoor spaces where a broad audience can be reached. She has produced and structured dance for film or public space for the Somerville Arts Council, Neoscape (advertisement), Tamara Al- Mashouk, Silvi Naci, Moe Pope, Linda Tegg, and Toni Lester (all visual or sound artists). Stanton is on faculty at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, The Harvard Dance Center, Boston Ballet, and Deborah Mason School of Dance. Bringing dance education into public schools through Notes in Motion, New York City Ballet, and Boston Ballet has been especially rewarding to Lonnie.
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