Lonnie Stanton is a Northern California native 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, completed barre fitness training, and a 200 hour yoga certification through Yogaworks. Outside of dance teaching, Lonnie teaches barre fitness as well as chair yoga in retirement communities. For much of Lonnie's dance career she has worked with Prometheus Dance, one of Massachusetts' most established modern dance companies, with whom she has performed and taught with since 2009. Lonnie currently performs with Peter DiMuro/ Public Displays of Motion and Jean Appolon Dance Expressions. During her time dancing in New York City, she worked with Kinesis Project Dance Theatre focusing solely on site specific performance. Lonnie is passionate about sharing dance in unconventional, often outdoor spaces where a broad audience can be reached. Lonnie has produced and structured movement for Neoscape (advertisement), Tamara Al- Mashouk, Silvi Naci, Moe Pope, Linda Tegg, and Toni Lester (all visual or sound artists). In addition to Harvard Dance Center, Lonnie is on faculty at Boston Ballet (ECI), The School of Classical 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.