Born in Hawaii, Bonnie Oda Homsey first taught at CalArts in the 1980s and since 2016 has taught career development courses to undergraduates and MFA candidates. Her goal is to fortify students with values, concepts, and practices to evolve a meaningful career trajectory. She is founding Director of Los Angeles Dance Foundation (LADF) to promote dance as a medium expressing America’s story, and to strengthen its professionals with capacity building workshops and seminars. LADF’s performance entity, American Repertory Dance Company, reconstructed and toured programs of works spanning 100 years of modern dance. Since 2000, Bonnie is Chair of Dance for The Princess Grace Foundation USA, supporting emerging talent with funding in Dance, Film, Theater. Bonnie is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.