Donnette Cannonie is a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher from Chicago, IL. She is a co-producer of Carnival-Choreographer’s Ball Chicago, a part of the World Famous Carnival Choreographers Ball started in LA. She is also the co-founder and director of theConvention. Trained in multiple styles, Donnette has worked as a versatile dancer nationally and internationally with many companies and artists. Working in both the concert and commercial world of dance, highlights include performing for the Oprah/Black Eyed Peas Flash Mob performance, Vanity Fair, Marshall Field’s, Taylor Dane, Kellogg’s, the DIFFA event at the Field Museum, Toby Keith and in the film Roll Bounce. She spent seven seasons dancing and traveling with The Dance COLEctive and 5 seasons as their Executive Director. She was also a company member with Corpo Dance Co. and has performed as a guest artist with various companies across the country.
Donnette Cannonnie, Event Manager/Guest Choreographer, USA (Chicago)
In addition to other choreographic projects, Donnette works with recording artists on music videos and live stage shows. Her choreography has been presented by the Alabama Dance Summit, Ballet Tennessee, The Dance COLEctive, the IPOP! Conventions in LA and Las Vegas, several dance programs and competitive dance teams and she recently worked as one of the choreographers for Scotland’s National Dance Team.
Donnette has taught master classes and workshops across the country and abroad for dance programs including Ballet Tennessee, the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Columbia College summer program, and has spent the past six summers teaching at the Alabama Ballet, originally under the direction of Wes Chapman, current ABT II Artistic Director. Donnette has been a guest judge for ScotCheer/ScotDance, WCA Dance Nationals, the Miss Chicago Pageant for the Miss America Organization, as well as local and state dance competitions across the United States. She holds a B.A. in dance and performance from Columbia College Chicago.