Starting her Ballet training at age four, Bonnie attended the Academie De Ballet in Chesapeake, Virginia. She performed in various plays including Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol with The Patchwork Players Children’s Theater in Virginia Beach. At age twelve, Bonnie moved to California where she continued her training in dance, voice, and acting.
In 2007, as a senior in high school, Bonnie competed in AG Fine Arts Festival in California, and then moved on to compete in AG Fine Arts Festival Nationals in Indiana, receiving a superior ranking for female vocal solo and human video solo. After graduating high school, Bonnie ran a ballet studio through her church where girls ages 4-12 attended classes.
After attending California Ballet’s Advanced Summer Workshop in 2009, Bonnie began training with the California Ballet School. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant for the former Prima Ballerina Denise Dabrowski, Faculty Principal Maxine Mahon, and Program Director Clarissa Palhegyi in levels I through IV to further her knowledge of teaching dance. Bonnie taught Tiny Tots, levels A through D, Ballet I and II, and Adult Ballet. She has worked for studios and churches in San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, and Los Angeles.
Bonnie Edwards is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level III of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
“I believe each and every experience in our lives prepares us for the next. Research shows that each student learns a different way. With every teaching opportunity I have been able to gain more understanding about my students, and how they learn. While I believe learning can be hard work, my goal is to teach them each in the best possible way. I believe with perseverance, every student can excel in dance.” ~Bonnie