Promoting the distinguished dance legacies cultivated in California
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 founded Los Angeles Dance Foundation in 1978 with a dual focus on professional consultancy services for organizations and individuals, and to promote dance legacy by sharing American Repertory Dance Company’s 100-year span of iconic and rarely-seen historical solo works for research/educational use. Three concerts were acquired by USC Library’s Dance History Video Archive and by the Mark Morris legacy archive.
She serves on the Entertainment Community Fund (formerly the Actors Fund) Western Council where she spearheaded a youth program fund, “HAC and ME” at the Hollywood Arts Collective (HAC). She joined the board of the Gold Standard Arts Foundation, created to offer capacity building resources and support to AAPI creatives around the country.
Bonnie has been adjunct faculty at the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and California Institute for the Arts, creating their career development and dance leadership courses for undergraduate and MFA candidates. NDEO (National Dance Education Organization) published her article, “An Action Plan for Artistic Identity and Career Development” (see Open Source link under resources).
For 20 years, she was Chair of Dance for The Princess Grace Foundation USA, and served as a panelist for organizations including National Endowment for the Arts, California Arts Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, and United States Artists. A former member of the Martha Graham Co., she performed on Broadway and toured internationally under the direction of Ms. Graham. She joined the freshman class when The Juilliard School moved to Lincoln Center, and in 2020 established the Bonnie Oda Homsey endowed dance scholarship for AAPI students. To honor her mother’s teaching legacy, in 2017 she established the Reiko T. Oda Dance Scholarship at Mid Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Bonnie received a M.F.A. in Dance from University of California, Irvine as the Chancellor’s Fellowship Award recipient, and received two Lester Horton Awards from the Dance Resource Center.
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.