As one of the leading ladies of Hip Hop, Bonita Lovett aka "Bgirl Bonita," represents diversity as a performer and choreographer. Combining unique flavor, dynamic performance, and a distinguished resume, Bonita's influence is recognized from the streets to the stage. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, her professional career originated as a member of the Phoenix Mercury Hip-Hop Squad and the Phoenix Suns Dance Team. She has performed with artists such as: Jason Derulo, P. Diddy, Black Eyed Peas, Sean Kingston, Fergie, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, Midnight Red, Stooshe, Bon Qui Qui, Redman, Q-Tip, Eric Sermon, Biz Markie, KRS-ONE and Doug E. Fresh. She has also been featured on Disney’s Shake It Up, Nickolodeon’s Fresh Beat Band, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, MTV’s Made and has worked as an animation dancer on the movie, RIO. Additionally, she has performed in corporate events for NIKE, ADIDAS, Sketchers, Dillard’s, Toshiba, Red Bull, AT&T and many more.
In 2005, Bonita co-founded and directed Automatic Response, a non-profit dance company, who was featured on the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew. Her involvement with Automatic Response lead her to write, direct, produce and perform in a number of theater productions featuring AR as well as other top names in dance. Through her creativity, constant drive and positive influence, she helped establish a united dance scene in Phoenix, AZ. Bonita was highly instrumental in forming Phoenix’s first Hip-Hop after school program, All the Right Moves, which designed a curriculum to teach students the four elements of Hip-Hop.
Bonita is a member of three of the most legendary, world-famous and credible names in Hip-Hop dance: The Rock Steady Crew, The Groovaloos and The Beat Freaks. She has set herself a part with her sharp, explosive yet funky and fun style when she hits the dance floor. She has won a number of national battles, both individually and with her crew, RSC. She can been seen battling all over the world amongst the top B-boys and B-girls of this generation.
Bonita has been teaching professionally for 15 years nationally and internationally. She has traveled to spread her knowledge of Hip-Hop and dance to countries such as Indonesia, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, France, London, Japan, Switzerland, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. Bonita teaches, choreographs and judges for both Universal Dance Association and USASF. She is a faculty member for The Groove Expo, Word In Motion, Unleashed and West Coast Elite, all well-known national dance conventions. She currently teaches and lectures at colleges, universities, community centers, schools and studios all over the world.