Bonnie Diaz has had a love for animals since early childhood. She is a professional Ballroom dancer retired from competitive life and has returned full force judging, lecturing and choreographing all over the world. A former World and National Ballroom Dance Champion with numerous titles and credits she has recently formed the first not-for-profit organization to help all animals and their causes. Ballroom Barks!
To support all the animals and their needs Ms. Diaz has put together the first show-fund raising concept called The Ballroom Barks All-Stars. Utilizing retired professionals over forty, combining their love for animals and their passion for dance resulting in multi talented dancers with a consistent venue to perform in as well as raising animal awareness.
Bonnie is a returning guest teacher for Ballet Hispanico, Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Academy and the Joffrey School to name a few. She has made numerous appearances for stage and screen, received the Unity Ball Life Time Achievement Award for her contribution to dance, is a featured columnist in Dance Week, and she is one of the original organizers of the United States Dance Congress.
She resides in New York City with her two rescued cats Buji “The Cheetah” and Princess Amber Angelique the 5th.
She dedicates her work to her mentors Daurice McIntyre and Bob Medeiros for making it all possible