Donnette Cannonie possesses an extensive background in performing, choreographing and dance instruction. She was a member and head coach of the national championship winning dance team from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Donnette went on to receive her B.A. in Dance from Columbia College in Chicago. Donnette has taught master classes and workshops nationally and internationally, including the Alabama Ballet Summer Intensive, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Dance Program, Ballet Tennessee, Super Cheer and Dance Association, Marching Auxiliaries Dance, and Scotcheer and Scotdance in the UK. She has been the guest choreographer and set many pieces for performance groups and dance companies nationally and internationally including Scotland’s National Dance Team, JRP Chicago’s pieces for IPOP! Conventions in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the Alabama Dance Summit, and competitive high school and university dance teams. She has judged cheer and dance team competitions at the local, regional, national and international level including the WCA Nationals, Scotcheer and Scotdance, and the Miss Chicago Pageant.
Donnette has done a wide range of concert stage work by many national choreographers, and has performed with a variety of musical acts including Taylor Dane, Toby Keith, Semisonic, and Nine Days. She was a dancer in the Marshall Fields/Vanity Fair Fash Bash national tour, and traveled with the Chicago Honey Bear Dancers, performing at corporate events and military bases across the country. Donnette was also featured dancing in the movie “Roll Bounce” with BowWow and Nick Cannon. Donnette was a dancer and the Executive Director of The Dance COLEctive, a renowned dance company in Chicago. She has also performed with Corpo Dance Company, which has achieved much success and accolades since its creation in 2006. Donnette currently is co-executive director of dylan Artist Management, Chicago’s premier source for exclusive dance intensives, seminars, and auditions including theConvention by dylan and Chicago’s branch of Carnival Choreographers Ball. Her writing has also been featured in Dance Track Magazine.
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