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


Our mission is to focus on the past and future by promoting awareness of the dance legacy innovations, and by offering career development workshops providing an action plan ‘toolbox’ for the artists.


Those services include:


The Evolving State of Dance in Los Angeles (2014) commissioned study of challenges facing companies and venues, and opportunities
to advance growth.


Sponsorship of key dance events to encourage meaningful connectivity within the larger dance community.


Dance Treasures Project to promote and cultivate knowledge of distinguished professionals based in California whose body of work significantly enriches the field.


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

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