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Corrinna Lindholm Stoner


Corrinna has been a teacher of dance at Bonnie Lindholm School of The Dance as well as studios and conventions across the country since 1985. Including Joe Tremaine conventions and studios, and Al Gilbert Conventions and Studios in Hollywood California. In addition she has also worked professionally as a dancer, model and choreographer racking up a list of credits. While attending the Chicago Academy for the Arts High School, she donned Marshall Fields billboards and in store advertising, she also appeared in the “Rappin’ Together video with the 1985 Bears including Walter Payton and William Perry. She went on to perform in the premieres of Disney’s “Lion King,” “Pocahontas,” “Hercules,” “Hunchback of Notre Dame,” and “Mulan.” She has performed in Industrials such as Reebok,  Busche Gardens with Tricia Yearwood, and ISA Computer with “Blood Sweat and Tears.”  Corrinna has shared the stage with many other celebrities such as Carol Channing, Lorna Luft, Rita Marino, Tony Danza, James Earl Jones, Robin Williams, and Whoopie Goldberg, to name a few. She has choreographed for Wendy’s, Sports Illustrated, Limited Too as well as for Disney special events. For the past nine years she has choreographed the opening number for the Emmy award winning “Miracle Mile Magic Lights Festival,” live on ABC, including artists such as “Mary Mary,”  “All Star Weekend,”  Debbie Ryan, Dove Cameron, Debbie Gibson, and “Plain White T’s.” She performed as a Radio City Rockette for 11 years. She participated in numerous media events with the Rockettes over the years, such as; 7 performances at


Heather Chenault



Heather was born in Bowling Green, KY, where she studied dance at Dance Arts of Bowling Green from the age of 3 until she graduated high school in 2009. She then attended Western Kentucky University where she received a BA in Dance. At WKU she studied Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Choreography, Pedagogy, Improvisation, and joined the University’s dance company. Heather toured Civitavecchia and Tolfa, Italy with the WKU dance company. She studied at The Ailey School in NYC where she was able to perform at their Summer Sizzler Event. After graduating WKU in 2013, Heather joined Sideways Contemporary Dance Company in Atlanta, GA where she performed with the company for the 2013-2014 season. Heather is currently teaching in the Chicagoland area and performing in Chicago with Jayson-Tisa Dance Company, B.i.s.i., and Ardent.


Kendra Schroder


Kendra is currently the artistic director and founder of jorsTAP Chicago.  Originally from Newark, IL, Kendra graduated from Point Park University with a BA in Dance Performance and an emphasis in jazz dance. She moved to Chicago and began her career with the Joel Hall Dancers. During that time, she also performed with Rasa Dance Theatre and became an original member of Chicago Tap Theatre. Kendra was the rehearsal director and dancer for Chicago Tap Theatre for nine seasons. She choreographed many pieces for the company as well, receiving critical acclaim.  Performance credits include Dance Chicago, Giordano Jazz Dance World Congress, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, New York Musical Theatre Festival, Lollapalooza (with the Polyphonic Spree), Ravinia, Duets for my Valentine, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, and other Chicago Tap Theatre performances in Chicago, France, Cincinnati, Pennsylvania, and NYC.  Teaching credits include the Omaha Dance Teachers Association workshop, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Des Plaines Dance Idol, Wisconsin Dance Masters Workshop, suburban high school orchesis/dance programs, and numerous studios in the Chicagoland area.  



Bonnie Lindholm


Owner and founder of Bonnie Lindholm School of the Dance in 1978.  Respected teacher of dance for over 50 years.  A master of all discplines. She toured the country as a principal ballet dancer, and so missed the joy of sharing her knowledge and love for dance with a new generation. She returned to teaching as a high graded teacher of Cecchetti and Russian Classical ballet. Many of her students have gone on to be professional dancers and or teachers. Including her own son Terry Lindholm, owner GO2Talent agency in Hollywood CA, representing over 800 dancers, and Daughter Corrinna Lindholm Stoner, Radio City Rockette.

She prides herself on creating a family atmosphere where students not only come to dance but feel at home and foster life long friendships.

Dan Stoner

Dan has been teaching for over 20 years which include conventions and studios throughout the country.  He has been around the world performing in such industrials as Obermeyer, Nike, Adidas and starred in LA Gear as the" Catapult Man,"with Jennifer Love Hewitt.  His TV credits include the series "Babes", "Bold and the Beautiful", national Reebok commercial with Sinbad and Burger King.  Worked on the 35th anniversary of Disneyland and Rose Parade.  He has been involved in gymnastics for 20 years, coached a division two college woman's gymnastic team to two state championships.

His versatility in dance and gymnastics exteneded his probabilities with directors, choreographers and studio owners, to work in many capacities.


Chicago Bulls games, 2 appearances at Chicago Cubs games including throwing out the first pitch, live TV and radio interviews on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, WGN and CMT,

5 Thanksgiving parades and a live performance on The Oprah Show. She also proudly appears on the cover of

“Radio City Spectacular,” a book honoring the Rockettes 75th

anniversary.

Corrinna has studied all disciplines of dance all over the country, including Pennsylvania Ballet, New York City Ballet, Houston Ballet, Twyla Tharp, Chicago City Ballet, Gus Giordano, Al Gilbert, and Joe Tremaine. She is so thrilled to be able to bring her vast experience and training to her students every week.