Loni Landon leaning back on a tan couch with her arm behind her head and wearing a white shirt

Dance (MFA)

Loni Landon is a choreographer, producer, curator, dance educator and creative consultant based in New York City. In addition to creating dances for her own collective, Loni Landon Dance Project, her work is commissioned by dance companies and film directors across the country. She earned her BFA in Dance from the Juilliard School, New York; is a National Foundation for the Advancement of Artists YoungArts Modern Dance winner; and performed with Aszure Barton and Artists; Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, Germany; and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Landon is a Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner. As a sought-after choreographer, her work has been commissioned by the Joyce Theater; Keigwin and Company; BODYTRAFFIC; James Sewell Ballet; Whim Whim; LEVY DANCE; the Juilliard School; American Dance Institute; Northwest Dance Project; Groundworks Dance Company; Hubbard Street II; BalletX; Ballet Austin; SUNY Purchase; NYU; Boston Conservatory;  and Marymount Manhattan College. Her company has performed at the Joyce Theater, Insitu Dance Festival, Bryant Park, Green-Wood Cemetery, Beach Sessions, and Guggenheim Works and Process Series, all of which are in New York City; Pulse Art Fair, Miami; Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, Massachusetts; and Southampton Arts Center, New York. In addition, Landon choreographed the feature film Saturday Church, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. 

She has won numerous awards, including first prize in Ballet Austin’s New American Talent Competition, Texas; Northwest Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives Choreographic Competition, Portland; and Next Commission from CityDance Ensemble, Washington, D.C. Additionally, she was a finalist in the International Solo Tanz Theater Competition in Stuttgart, Germany; a finalist in the Hannover International Choreography Competition, Germany; and an Emerging Choreographer at Springboard Danse Montreal. Landon was a participant in the New Movement Residency at University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation New Directions Choreography Lab, made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Other residencies include YoungARTS, ITE, NYU, CUNY Dance Initiative, Kaatsbaan, Stephen Petronio’s Crow’s Nest, in collaboration with Dance Lab NY and Dancers Responding to AIDS. She has served as adjunct faculty at NYU, Barnard College, SUNY Purchase, Princeton University and LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts. 

Landon is passionate about entrepreneurship in the arts and has co-founded The Playground, an initiative designed to give emerging choreographers a place to experiment, while allowing professional dancers to participate affordably. The Playground was recognized by Dance Magazine as part of its annual 25 To Watch list. In 2020, she co-created FOUR/FOUR presents, a platform that commissions and presents collaborations between dancers and musicians.