Bonnie Sita

从1976开始已在湾区教授舞蹈表演和编舞,是社区的活跃分子。她曾在Oakland和 San Rafael的公立学校教授舞蹈,并是Richmond 校区的资优教师。

Bonnie Sita has been teaching, performing and choreographing in the Bay Area since 1976.

Starting in ballet at age 4, she trained extensively in New York, Los Angeles and finally the Bay Area primarily in Ballet, Modern and Jazz.

A two-time CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL Artist-in-Residence, she has worked extensively to bring dance into the public schools as a dance and movement specialist for the cities of Oakland, San Rafael and Richmond and as a gifted and talented teacher for the Richmond Unified School District.

Bonnie created JAZZ: AN AMERICAN DANCE FORM, a multi-cultural assembly program for elementary school age children and presented it in numerous Richmond and Oakland public schools.

In 1984, with (the late) Toney Pennewell, she founded Move Dance Theatre, a locally-based jazz dance company which received a Mayoral Proclamation in 1994 and funding from the City of Oakland. She performed in and directed many productions with Move Dance Theatre

In 1990, she became Executive Director of the East Bay Dance Center, and in 1992, she became Executive Director and President of the Board of the newly incorporated Move Dance Theatre at the East Bay Dance Center. She founded MDT II, a young people’s performing company and has served as its Artistic Director since 1991, taking them into the public schools and to many community events. In 1996, she was part of the Mayor’s Sister City Delegation to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Bonnie maintains an active role with young people in the community as an outreach teacher, guest choreographer and mentor. Her philosophy is to make dance accessible to everyone as a physical, creative, spiritual and emotional outlet and to instill self-esteem and character in young people through the discipline of dance.