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Lonni Olson

Lonni Olson

Lonni Olson’s passion is to inspire others with her movement. Being a California native, Lonni was lucky enough to grow up very close to the industry. She began her teaching career at a young age in her home studio, Mather Dance Company and then continued to assist Shannon Mather and Blake Mcgrath through her years of training. Lonni currently assists some of the top choreographers in the industry, such as Marguerite Derricks, Krtista Miller, Travis Wall and Khasan Brailsford, giving her untouchable knowledge to succeed in the industry. Because of these things and her unique and encouraging approach to educating, she teaches at some of the top studios in the industry such as IAF, Millennium Dance Complex, Broadway Dance Center, and countless studios all over the world. Lonni has a way of connecting with students of all ages and levels. Giving her an edge when it comes to teaching.
Lonni has had many incredible opportunities in the industry thus far. She has appeared in many commercials, films, and television shows such as The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Affair, World of Dance, The Binge and Mobbed. She has worked as an assitant choreographer on many shows such as SYTYCD and Flirty Dancing. Lonni had the pleasure of working with Gucci on their Spring/Summer Campaign, and has danced for some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Google, Sprint, Universal Japan and Nuskin. As a professional, she has toured and worked with artists including Lindsey Stirling, Derek Hough, Cait Fairbanks and others.
Being open, willing, and ready is what you need to know going into a class with Lonni. She encourages you to not only execute the movement given to you, but to dig much deeper within. Why are you moving? How are you doing each move in particularly? Can you push even more? Coming from a very versatile and technical background, Lonni prides herself on a well versed classroom setting. Working hard isn’t all she focuses on. Lonni constantly encourages you to work on your performance, story telling, pushing your own boundaries, feeling what’s happening around you and in you, and most of all being present. Lonni’s contemporary style is very much unique to who she is. She pulls from her training of jazz, hip hop, grooves, technique, and even tap when creating. She is determined to always continue growing as an artist with you in the room. Lonni brings a unique dynamic energy to all she does and although her class is challenging, you will always leave her class feeling growth, inspired and ready for so much more.

Lonni Olson
  • Jazz: "Go all Night" / Lonni Olson

    Let's bring those classic jazz lines back! This combo is about sharp lines, performance, and dynamics! It may be fast but there's more than enough time to see each picture and give each move full value.
    Level: Intermediate
    Assisted by: Gracyn Phelps, Madeline Underwood

  • Contemporary "Medicine" / Lonni Olson

    A beginner/intermediate class focusing on how big we can make our movements, our shapes, and our musicality. Let's find our boundaries and push our boundaries as we grow in this combo. Sometimes it’s harder to fill the music as we move slow, then when we have a bunch of movements to move fast. Be...

  • Contemporary: "Hands" / Lonni Olson

    Lead with your feelings, emotions, and performance. Then let the moves settle into your body. Story telling and connecting with your audience is important, so while learning each move, think of the dynamic and emotion you can be putting behind them.
    Level: Int/Adv.
    Assisted by: Evan Guinet, Hyl...

  • Jazz: "Took the Night" / Lonni Olson

    Pull from your confidence and performer as you create strong jazz lines. It’s a fast one, so don’t forget to dance from your core, try not to second guess yourself, and above all, have fun!
    Level: Advanced
    Assisted by: Laci Stoico & Madeline Underwood

  • Lyrical: "Believe" Lonni Olson

    The focus of this combo is to get back to basics and find your individual movements; all while feeling connected in each move! Let the music guide you as you learn without a mirror. The goal is to let each move feel good before thinking about how you look doing it. Remember, you can always make...

  • Lyrical: "Wildest Dreams" / Lonni Olson

    Let's focus on the basics and push our movement boundaries while using the technique we've learned! Remember to use resistance to fill up every part of the music and feel the music to find a performance within it. Let the music guide you, this one should feel good!
    Level: Beginner
    Assisted by: K...

  • Contemporary: "Good Without" / Lonni Olson

    Lonni wanted to challenge you with textures and dynamics in this one. Sometimes the moves can feel so fast that we forget to slow down and find the moments. Just like in life. she challenges you to do this one a little different each time ... with your timing, your textures, and even with your in...

  • Contemporary: "Easy On Me" / Lonni Olson

    This intricate choreography challenges your stamina while still making you feel good. Find connections between the movement and emotion, and allow yourself to make mistakes as you get lost in the moment.
    Level: Advanced
    Assisted by: Hylee Whitley

  • Contemporary: "Love in the Dark" / Lonni Olson

    An intricate and powerful contemporary class with Lonni Olson and her assistants Austin Lee & Lane Styles.
    Level: Int/Adv.
    Your Instructor: Lonni Olson
    Assisted by: Austin Lee & Lane Styles

  • Jazz: "Physical" / Lonni Olson

    Get ready for hard-hitting movement, strong lines, and fun choreography! This fast jazz combo is a great challenge that's guaranteed to get you sweating.
    Level: Intermediate
    Your Instructor: Lonni Olson
    Assisted by: Isabella Bruno & Evan Guinet
    Music: "Physical" by Dua Lipa

  • Contemporary: "Better Days" / Lonni Olsen - Ep05

    This choreography comes from a very personal, special, and emotional place, as Lonni created it during a tough time. Her message to you, is that when you're going through something in life, there IS light at the end of the tunnel. When you find yourself in a dark place, do your best to not take l...

  • Contemporary "Exile" with Lonni Olson

    Lonni chooses Exile and encourages you to explore your movement quality. Keep your mind open to reaching new heights and let yourself become one with the music as you explore a new authenticity of your dance style! Make choices, not changes, within the combo ... and feel your progress as you le...

  • Contemporary " Nothingness" / Lonni Olsen - Ep04

    A powerful song, this combo is about finding purpose and love for absolutely 'nothing', so that we can enjoy the things we do have in our lives. We need each emotion present in our lives in order to fully feel the others ... we need sadness for joy ... we need anger to feel strength. It’s all one...

  • Jazz: "Womanizer" / Lonni Olson - Ep03

    This class is all about bringing the fire! Have fun learning the choreography, even when it comes to the quick parts. And make sure to show the dynamics and the lines while still performing and bringing your personality. Find your star quality, be confident, and show us what you've got!
    Level: A...

  • Contemporary: "Driver's License" / Lonni Olsen - Ep02

    An advanced class by Lonni Olsen with a focus on the dynamics, tone of the song, and the voice of the artist. Try and become ONE with the music as Lonni encourages you to push yourself with this challenging combo for the body and the mind. But don't worry if you find this one difficult, as even...