Bonnie Oda Homsey

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance

Dance Leadership

homsey@usc.edu

Bonnie Oda Homsey’s career evolved from dancer to artistic director, producer, educator, curator, author, lecturer, arts advocate, funder, panelist, and filmmaker. Homsey founded Los Angeles Dance Foundation in 1978 to cultivate awareness of dance legacies and to strengthen capacity-building of our professionals. LADF’s touring entity American Repertory Dance Company produced 40+ reconstructions of masterworks performed by prominent artists. Since 2000, she is Chair of Dance for The Princess Grace Foundation-USA awarding emerging talent in Dance, Film, and Theater. Bonnie performed with the Martha Graham Company on Broadway, toured domestically and internationally, originated roles notably with Rudolph Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn, and danced in episodes of ‘Dance in America.’  She was Issue Editor of Choreography and Dance, “Perspectives on the Healthy Dancer,” and her other publications include The Evolving State of Dance in Los Angeles (2014), Matrix of the Artist and Archivist’s Duet for Dance Heritage Coalition (2010), Historical Dances Residencies as Cultural Protein for the NEA/NCCI published Dance from the Campus to the Real World.  Bonnie joined the inaugural freshman class when The Juilliard School relocated to Lincoln Center, and later received a B.A. from University of Hawaii, and M.F.A. from University of California, Irvine where she was the Chancellor’s Fellowship recipient.  She is a Guest Teaching Artist for New York City, Department of Education’s professional development teacher workshops for 2017-18.

Bonnie is a member of SAG/AFTRA, AGMA, and the recipient of two Lester Horton Awards.