Lonnie Stanton

Assistant Professor of Dance
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As a dance educator, I encourage anatomically informed alignment for all bodies. It is my goal to provide a space that supports non-attachment to final results (end perfectionism) and invites rigor for the process (risk and play).    

Lonnie Stanton joined the Conservatory in 2021 as an assistant professor of dance. She is thrilled to return to her alma mater to teach modern technique and yoga reframed for dancers. 

For a decade Stanton had the pleasure of working with Prometheus Dance, performing and teaching with the company around New England and as far away as Ecuador. Stanton was thrilled to perform large-scale, site-specific works as a part of Kinesis Project Dance Theatre from 2014 to 2016. She currently performs with Jean Appolon Expressions, Peter DiMuro/ Public Displays of Motion, Callie Chapman, and Lynn Modell. 

Stanton is passionate about sharing dance in unconventional, often outdoor, spaces where a broad audience can be reached. Redirect and Progress (July 2020) was commissioned by the Somerville Arts Council to create and produce a site-specific performance in and around Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, during the pandemic. Stanton has also collaborated with creative marketing agency Neoscape,, Tamara Al-Mashouk, Toni Lester, Silvi Naci, Moe Pope, and Linda Tegg to create movement on film.

Stanton graduated with honors from the Boston Conservatory with a B.F.A. in contemporary dance performance in 2009 and has completed her 200-hour yoga certification through Yogaworks. Stanton enjoys teaching at the Harvard Dance Center, Boston Ballet, 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 her.

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Elizabeth Ferrell Performing Arts Scholarship (2006)
  • Jan Veen Scholarship and Boston Conservatory Dance Department Merit Scholarship (2007–2009)

Notable Recent Works

  • Redirect and Progress (Somerville Arts Council, 2020), Choreographer