Dancing from age four at the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts (home of Philadanco) for Joan Myers Brown’s very first school on 52nd Street, for the past five decades Bonnie has pursued a professional career in dance.
A member of Philadanco’s first dance company, she has also worked with new and emerging Motown artists, choreographed for the WDAS Coca – Cola radio Juice dancers, WHYY’S pilot TV show Night Music, and for the youth in Aretha Franklin’s concert performances.
Bonnie has taught in both the public and private school systems as well as area dance studios, including the Philadelphia School of Dance Arts. After retiring from the performance stage she continued to work in her field from artist to administrator as the past Director of Development and Finance Officer for Philadanco, Unit Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Inc. Germantown. In 1992 Bonnie was appointed Executive Director of the International Association of Blacks in Dance working directly with dance legends Joan Myers Brown (Philadanco), Sherrill Berryman Johnson (Images of Cultural Images), Cleo Parker Robinson (Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater), Jeraldyne Blunden (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) Ann Williams (Dallas Black Dance Theater), Carmen De Lavallade, Donald McKayle, Walter Nicks, Eleo Pomare, Donald Byrd, Chuck Davis (DanceAfrica), Lula Washington (Lula Washington Dance), Louise Jackson and Ronald. K. Brown. In 1999 Bonnie received the highest award bestowed upon dancers “The Bessie Award” (The New York Dance and Performance Award) Special Citation for the International Association of Blacks in Dance. Presently Bonnie has now operates her own school with professional artists from the PA Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Ballet, Dance Theater of Harlem, Philadanco and Freedom Theater along with teaching in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s Delphi Project, praise dance Bethlehem Baptist Church and with her own touring ministry Chosen Generation. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Erica and Tenille and three grandchildren Laci, Stephen & Chloe who she loves with great admiration.