Bonnie Boiter-Jolley is a South Carolina native and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with degrees in Dance Performance and Choreography and Political Science and had the privilege of performing as a principal dancer in numerous Balanchine ballets including Agon, Serenade, Allegro Brilliante, Who Cares?, and Apollo, as well as in works by Martha Graham, Twyla Tharp, Lyla York, and Alan Hineline also traveling with the company to the American College Dance Festival. Bonnie has performed in Italy under the direction of Anna Marie Holmes, in the Czech Republic and in the Summer Stage series in New York City and has been a member of Wideman Davis Dance company and Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theatre. She has attended the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s teacher training, has over a decade of experience in dance education and has been on faculty at the Columbia City Jazz Conservatory under the leadership of Choreographer and Master Teacher Dale Lam since 2011. Bonnie has appeared locally in theatre productions “Songs for a New World” at Workshop Theatre and “the Great Gatsby” at Trustus Theatre. Bonnie left her position as Principal Dancer with the Columbia City Ballet in 2021 after over a decade with the organization. In addition to teaching at local and regional conservatories, Bonnie has recently become adjunct at the University of South Carolina. In 2019 Bonnie co-founded the Columbia Repertory Dance Company of which she is now Managing Director. Bonnie is thankful for a life in the arts with her husband Chad Henderson.