Darwin-born Lonii Garnons-Williams trained at Queensland Dance School of Excellence and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.
As a freelance artist, Garnons-Williams worked with many celebrated companies such as Dancenorth, Leigh Warren & Dancers, State Opera of South Australia, Co3, Queensland Ballet and Australian Dance Theatre.
She joined Australian Dance Theatre as an ensemble member in 2015, where she was nominated at the Helpmann Awards for Best Female Dancer for her role in Habitus.
Garnons-Williams then spent time in Toronto, Canada, joining Red Sky Performance for their 2017-2019 seasons alongside work with Human Body Expression and Pro Arte Danza.
Returning to Australia in 2020, she debuted with Australasian Dance Collective in Arc at Brisbane Festival. She also appeared in ADC’s two dance films – Cass Mortimer Eipper’s Liminal, and Jack Lister’s Still Life.
In 2021, she performed in Amy Hollingsworth and Jack Lister’s critically-acclaimed collaboration with The Kite String Tangle’s Danny Harley - Aftermath.
Garnons-Williams not only performed in Succession – the company's joint-production with its Youth Ensemble - she also choreographed one of the works, A study of you and I.
In May 2021, she took to the QPAC stage in THREE – ADC's triple bill featuring works from Jack Lister, Melanie Lane and Hofesh Shechter and again, in September in Alisdair Macindoe’s Forgery for Brisbane Festival.
We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).
In the spirit of reconciliation Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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