Bonnie Boiter-Jolley is a Columbia native. She was a scholarship student at the North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied with Melissa Hayden, Kee Juan Han and Warren Conover. She also studied at the American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Alonzo King Lines Ballet and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Bonnie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina with degrees in dance performance and choreography and political science. She has performed in Italy and the Czech Republic and at the summer stage series in New York City. Prior to joining Columbia City Ballet, Bonnie danced with Wideman Davis Dance and Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance Theatre in Seattle, Washington. She is beginning her eighth season with Columbia City Ballet and her first as a principal dancer.