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BFA: Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University
MFA: University of California, Irvine
Tracey Bonner is the Dance Coordinator within the theatre and dance program in the School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University. As a performer and member of Actors Equity Association, Tracey has performed in venues across the country including touring companies of A Chorus Line, Show Boat, and West Side Story; regional theatres including Stages St Louis, Barter Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, The Pirate Playhouse, and City Center in New York City; and she has served as Choreographer and/or Director for the Radio City Rockettes, Bank Street Theatre in NYC, Laguna Beach Dance Festival, The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, The Kentucky Conservatory Theatre, Woodford Theatre, and The Human Race Theatre to name a few.
Her varied career as an artist and an academic has proven richly fulfilling, allowing service as a faculty member/Guest Artist at Miracosta College, University of California, Irvine, Wagner College, American Musical & Dramatic Academy (NYC), University of Memphis, California State University at Pomona, Long Beach City College, Colorado Mesa University, Azusa Pacific University, Universidad de Sonora-Hermosillo, and specialty short term projects at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Eastern Kentucky University. Having earned a BFA from Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University and an MFA from University of California, Irvine, her artistic/academic interests include the marriage of theatre and dance in variable ways, and the history of commercial dance. Tracey has received multiple awards for her work as Choreographer and/or Director/Choreographer on productions of West Side Story (2008), RENT! (2010), Chess (2014), and Gala honors at the American College Dance Association (2014), south region for her original work entitled An Ingrown Life. In 2016, she was award the prestigious Al Smith Artistic Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council for her work combining dance and social justice. Follow Tracey on her website: www.traceybonner.com, twitter: @BonnerTracey, or on Instagram: traceydancesnsings