Coming from a classically trained dance background in Phoenix Arizona, Bonita began her professional career performing with and choreographing for the Phoenix Mercury Hip-Hop Squad and the Phoenix Suns Dance Team. Since then 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. Not only has she had the opportunity to perform with such artists, she has also been featured on Disney’s “Shake It Up”, Nickolodeon’s “Fresh Beat Band”, “American Idol” 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 and many more.
Before moving to Los Angeles to further her dance career, Bonita co-founded and directed Automatic Response, a non-profit dance company, which was featured on the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew. During her involvement with Automatic Response, she wrote, produced, directed and performed in several theater productions featuring AR as well as other top names in dance. Through her creativity, 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.
She has been a member of The Legendary Rock Steady Crew since 2006, whom she credits for her Hip-Hop knowledge and education. She has trained closely under many pioneers such as Crazy Legs, Mr. Wiggles and Pop Master Fabel. She has won a number of national battles, both individually and with her crew, RSC, and can been seen battling all over the world amongst the top B-boys and B-girls of this generation. Bonita has traveled to Mexico and South America as a member of humanitarian teams, volunteering her time to teach, perform and judge. Her belief and commitment to community and volunteer programs will continue to be a high priority throughout her career.
After moving to LA, she became a member of the Groovaloo’s, an LA based Hip-Hop Company, who was recently featured on Dancing with the Stars. She completed a US tour as well as an Off Broadway run, performing in their theater production of Groovaloo. Bonita has been teaching professionally for 12 years nationally and internationally. She has traveled to spread her knowledge of Hip-Hop and dance to countries such as Indonesia, Taiwan, London, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico. She was recently featured on MTV’s: MADE, where she mentored a young girl in her dream of becoming a Hip-Hop dancer. Bonita teaches, choreographs and judges for Universal Dance Association and USASF. She is a faculty member for The Groove Expo and Word in Motion, both well-known national dance conventions. She currently teaches and lectures at colleges, universities, community centers, schools and studios all over the world.
She is recognized by her fellow dancers for being extremely diverse as a performer and choreographer. She has bridged her classic studio training with the culture of hip-hop to produce her unique and dynamic style. Bonita recently became the newest member of the world famous female dance group, The BEAT FREAKS, and can also be seen performing with them on a number of upcoming projects. She is very thankful for the opportunities she has been blessed with and will continue to share her philosophy and insight of dance every where she goes.