Chelsea Bonosky grew up in Rochester, NY, studying under the mentorship of Timothy Draper, at The Draper Center for Dance Education. Later, she became a member of The Rochester City Ballet, and upon graduation, attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
After graduating, Chelsea was an apprentice with Stephen Petronio, worked with Sidra Bell and Curt Haworth. Chelsea was on contract for over three years with Sleep No More, produced by London based Punchdrunk, and is currently working Adam Barruch Dance, where she has served as assistant and collaborator for 8 years. In 2016 they co-founded Anatomiae Occultti where she serves as Associate Artistic Director.
Working with Adam Barruch Dance/ Anatomiae Occultii, she has traveled the world as collaborator, performer and assistant. Performing at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago Dancing Festival, Chop Shop Festival Seattle, Joe's Pub, Dance Theatre Workshop (NYLA), Jacob's Pillow, Reverb Dance Festival, and Stella Adler Performing Arts- along with residencies at Silo and the Bessie Schönberg Residency at The Yard. Chelsea has also assisted Mr.Barruch with the Ailey/Fordham BFA program, Princeton University under Susan Marshall, and at Boston Conservatory. She was alongside Adam at BODYTRAFFIC's summer intensive, setting a new work on Ballet X in Philadelphia, a world premiere for RiverNorth Dance Chicago, The New Dance Choreographers Lab at Alvin Ailey under Robert Battle, as well as Mr. Barruch's original piece on Ailey II.
She was featured in Adam Barruch's short-film collaboration with filmmaker Nel Shelby, Folie a Deux, which was screened at the Dance On Camera Festival in Lincoln Center.
The pair traveled to Japan to choreograph two music videos for the musical act mishmash*, the brain child of Toyoaki Mishima and masuyama.com.
The two also premiered a new evening length duet, Belladonna at the Yard on Martha's Vineyard, as well as in its New York Premiere at the 92 St. Y fall of 2015. In September 2015, Adam Barruch Dance was the DANCEworks company-in-residence at The Lobero Theater, beginning work on a physical theater production of Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
In the fall, Chelsea will begin work on her first solo show, to be presented at Gibney Dance: The Agnes Varis Performing Art Center in June 2017.
Chelsea also works as a freelance model, being featured in the Hoppr by Absolut Nights Campaign, and Perscritpives Beauty Campaign.
In addition to her artistic endeavors, Chelsea is also a trained Pilates instructor (Power Pilates/ Wundabar)and Reki 2 certified, calling an attention to healthy functionality and emotional care of the body. She works as Social Media correspondent for The AXIS Connect, and is additionally an active member and fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDs, dedicating her life to helping find a cure for the debilitating epidemic.
IMPROVISATION STUDY I
6.1.16// Improvisation// Footage by Topher Mikels
6.14.2014 // Choreographed by Adam Barruch // Directed by Yasuhito Tsuge
8.14.2014 // Choreographed by Adam Barruch, with input from Chelsea // Videography by Dylan Turmeque
Gibney Dance Theatre, 280 Broadway
June 30th- July 1st
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on MAILCHIMP account
Site Specific Film by Sarah Elgart
Featuring Chelsea Bonosky, and The Ghost of NY
SWEENEY TODD: NYC EDITION
Anatomiae Occultii/ Adam Barruch
Re-staging First Act created at The Lobero, part of DANCEWorks Residency.
2 week workshop at DANY, NYC with 2 in process showings at The Rehearsal studio at The Signature Theatre.
DANCENOW, JOE'S PUB
BRYANT PARK PRESENTS MODERN DANCE
Folie a Deux, Adam Barruch Dance
July 8th, 6-8pm
Folie a Deux, Adam Barruch Dance
April 16th 7pm
West Park Presbyterian Church, main sanctuary stage
165 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024
500 MILES FOR PARKINSON'S
Personal Assistant to Harry McMurty
DANCERS RESPONDING TO AIDS
Fundraising Consultant, 2016
to Cherice Barton and Charissa Barton
2 Week LA/NYC Dance Intensive
reiki 2 certification
New York City
Completed October 2015
Collaborator and Assistant to Adam Barruch
Santa Barbra, September 2015
COMMISSION SET ON LARRY KEGWIN
Assistant to Adam Barruch
Premiere of 'Belladonna'
In Collaboration with Adam Barruch
February 20-22th 2015, 92 St Y
ARTISTS FOR ACTION
GALLERY EVENT TO END HIV/AIDS IN THE DANCE COMMUNITY
April 10th, 7-9:30pm
280 Broadway- Gibney Space
*All donations given to Dancers Responding to AIDS
Commission set on River North Dance Chicago
Assistant to Adam Barruch
LUNA: Don’t Tell Me the Moon Is Shining; Show Me the Glint of Light on Broken Glass- Anton Chekhov
It's really happening: my first ever solo show.
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After spending over a decade in NYC as an artist, working, learning, and growing- I have begun to notice some shifts in my perception of things. My idea of success, and what it looks like, has changed, and my idea of what I need versus what I want has changed. So when a dear friend suggested I present a solo show, it sat for almost a year and a half, until I felt like: one, I could tackle this, and I wanted to, and two, it was the right time. Presenting this solo show now, feels like a continued evolution of myself as human and artist.
The show will be a evening of 4 solos presented as part of Gina Gibney's POP Series at the Agnes Varies theatre in downtown Manhattan next June 29th, 30th and July 1st.
I have launched my indiegogo, and what I am seeking is your support of reaching an initial fundraising goal of: $10,000. This will be divided among rehearsal space and time, the artists time and collaboration, costumes, lighting, PR materials, theatre staff, and theatre rental. I am committed to honoring everyone's time and dedication to this project by compensating them, for which I am asking your support.
Any support would be greatly appreciated-I look forward to sharing this process with you, and I will see you in June!