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Founded in 1978, Los Angeles Dance Foundation’s (LADF) original mission established a living museum of modern dance reconstructions and commissioned works for diverse audiences in performance, outreach, and arts learning settings.


Today, LADF cultivates awareness of the dance legacies and professionals, and provides self-sustaining, career development resources in writings, workshops, and networks for artists.   



  • Select LADF concert footage is online for educational and research purposes at USC Library.

  • American Repertory Dance Company’s reconstructions of thematic programs over its 10-year existence. 


  • LADF’s FaceBook page celebrates the dance legacies and professionals.


The Office of Alumni Relations

​​​​​invites you to a

Women in the Arts Roundtable


In celebration of Women’s History Month and Juilliard’s extraordinary alumnae, this roundtable will bring together six inspiring women from across the divisions to share their perspectives and examine the impact that female leaders can have in the arts. Join us for a live discussion that will explore advancing careers, capacity building, women’s issues, and strategic planning.


Please contact with any questions.

Bonnie Oda Homsey (’71, dance) was born in Hawaii. As the founding director of Los Angeles Dance Foundation, she curated programs for its touring entity, American Repertory Dance Company, showcasing rarely seen reconstructions of more than 40 masterworks. Homsey serves on the Actors Fund Western Council, which works to establish free youth programming across the disciplines. She teaches career development courses at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, California Institute for the Arts, and professional workshops. Her article “An Action Plan for [More...]