Loni Landon was born and raised in New York City. Landon received her training from the Juilliard School,
School at Jacob’s Pillow, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Scholarship Program,
Dance Theater of Harlem, and NYC High School of Performing Arts.
Upon receiving her
BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School in 2005, Landon worked with Aszure
Barton on the opening of the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Soon thereafter, Landon joined Ballet
Theater Munich from 2005 to 2007 under the direction of Phillip Taylor. From
2007 to 2009, Landon joined Tanz Munich Theater under the direction of Henning
Paar. During her time in Munich,
she performed works by many premier European choreographers including Jiri
Kylian, Stephan Thoss, Rui Horta, Robert North,Tony Rizzi, Cayetano Soto, Mirko
Hektor, and Marco Goecke, among others.
Landon is currently a dancer at the Metropolitan Opera.
Landon’s original choreography has been performed at the State Theater
of Munich, APAP at New York City Center, American College Dance Festival
(performed by Snow College Dance Ensemble), SUNY Purchase, Jacob’s
Pillow Inside/Out, Dance Gallery Festival at the Ailey Theater in
NYC, DanceNOW at Joe's Pub, WestFest, Pushing Progress, HT CHEN’S New Steps Choreography
Series, and Dumbo Dance Festival. As a sought after choreographer, her work has
been commissioned by Northwest Dance Project, CityDance Ensemble, Ballet X, and
the New American Talent Commission from Ballet Austin.
Loni is the recipient of the 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship. She has also
awarded as the 1st Prize Winner of Ballet Austin’s New American
Talent Competition, Winner of Northwest Dance Project’s “Pretty Creatives’” Choreography
Competition,Winner of the Next Commission from CityDance Ensemble, and 2009 Finalist in the Hannover International Choreography
Competition. In October of 2010, Landon was featured with Northwest
Dance Project in Dance Magazine.
In 2010, Landon co-founded
the Playground (New York City) alongside Gregory Dolbashian. The Playground is
an open forum where professional dancers directly engage with emerging and established
choreographers. The program offers the most affordable place to explore artistry, bond
as a dance community, and network with some of New York City’s freshest talent. Visit www.theplaygroundnyc.org to learn more.
The Playground is thrilled to be one of Dance Magazine's 25 to Watch for 2013!!!