Loni Landon is a dancer, choreographer, and movement consultant based in New York City. Her work is commissioned by dance companies and filmmakers across the country, in addition to creating dances for her own collective Loni Landon Dance Projects. Loni is also the Co-Founder of The Playground NYC, an open forum where professional dancers directly engage with emerging and established choreographers. The Playground was recognized by Dance Magazine as a 25 To Watch for 2013. Born and raised in New York City, Loni received her BFA in Dance from The Juilliard School in 2005. While a student at the NYC High School of Performing Arts, she was an NFAA Young Arts Modern Dance Winner. After Juilliard, Loni performed with Aszure Barton and Artists, Ballet Theater Munich, Tanz Munich Theater, and The Metropolitan Opera. Loni is the 2013 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship winner awarded with BODYTRAFFIC. As a sought-after choreographer, her work has been commissioned by Keigwin and Company, Whim Whim, LEVY DANCE, The Juilliard School, BODYTRAFFIC, American Dance Institute (for Loni Landon Dance Projects), NW Dance Project, Hubbard Street II, Ballet X, Ballet Austin, SUNY Purchase, and Marymount Manhattan College. Her company has performed at The Joyce Theater and Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out Series. Loni has won numerous awards including 1st prize winner of Ballet Austin’s New American Talent Competition, Winner of Northwest Dance Project’s Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, winner of the Next Commission from CityDance Ensemble, finalist in the International Solo Tanz Theater Competition in Stuttgart, Germany, and Finalist in the Hannover International Choreography Competition. Loni was also a participant in the 2012 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 ITE and the CUNY Dance Initiative.