Promoting the distinguished dance legacies cultivated in California

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President, Board of Directors

Philip R. Homsey II, Esq. has been a practicing attorney in Los Angeles for the past 45 years.  His area of practice includes nonprofit and charitable organizations. Mr. Homsey has served on the board of a number of nonprofit community organizations including Chairman of the Board of Glendale Memorial Hospital, Regional Board of Catholic Health Care West, Los Feliz Improvement Association, and AVMPCA. Mr. Homsey is an active supporter of the arts having funded numerous projects in dance and theater.

Founding Director and Board of Directors

Bonnie Oda Homsey’s focus is to strengthen the artist’s career development through workshops, lectures, and access to resources.  The scope of work includes Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance; service on The Actors Fund Western Council to establish free arts programs across the disciplines to underserved youth; and Chair of the Application & Adjudication Committee of the Ann Reinking Scholarship. As LADF’s founding director, Bonnie curated American Repertory Dance Company’s reconstructions spanning 100-years of America’s modern dance.  A former soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company, she performed under the direction of Ms. Graham originating roles with Rudolph Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn, and performed in segments of Dance in America and Live from Wolftrap. Community service is at the heart of her work on boards of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation, Board of Overseers at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles Area Dance Alliance, and Fountain Theater.  Decades of panelist service includes National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, United States Artists, California Arts Council.  Bonnie joined the freshman class when The Juilliard School relocated to Lincoln Center, and subsequently received her MFA from University of California, Irvine as recipient of the Chancellor’s Fellowship.

(Photo by Jan Gordon)

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Social Media Director

Linda Chiavaroli is a versatile and informed communicator. She started her career as a journalist writing features about numerous subjects and reviewing dance and theatre. She later had her own public relations and marketing firm specializing in the performing arts and served as Director of Communications for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission (now the L.A. County Department of Arts and Culture). She currently does social media for several non-profit organizations and contributes to the blog of The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.