Bonnie Homsey

Bonnie Homsey

Born in Hawaii, Bonnie Oda Homsey is a dancer, artistic director, producer, actor, curator, board member, paralegal, and arts funder.  The founding Director of Los Angeles Dance Foundation, she directed its performance entity American Repertory Dance Company’s reconstructions of masterworks spanning 100 years of modern dance. With the Martha Graham Company, Bonnie performed on Broadway, toured domestically and internationally, originated roles in dances with Rudolph Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn, and featured in ‘Dance in America’ and ‘Life from Wolftrap.’ Since 2000, she has been Chair of Dance for The Princess Grace Foundation USA supporting dancers and choreographers. Publications include The Evolving State of Dance in Los Angeles (2014), and Matrix of the Artist, Archivist’s Duet, Historical Dance Residencies as Cultural Protein for Dance USA, and as Issue Editor for the international journal, Choreography and Dance.  She joined the inaugural freshman class when The Juilliard School relocated to Lincoln Center, later receiving a B.A. from University of Hawaii, and M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine where she was honored as the Chancellor’s Fellowship recipient.  Bonnie teaches management and entrepreneurship as Special Faculty at California Institute of the Arts, and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC/Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  She is the recipient of two Lester Horton Awards, and a nomination for Outstanding Young Woman of America.