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 worked as an apprentice with Stephen Petronio, before she joined 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, with The Gina Gibney Dance Company, and at The New Zealand School of Dance.
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. 'Sweeney' continues to develop in workshops and residency's where Chelsea acts as performer, dance captain, and assistant.
In the summer of 2017, Chelsea presented her first solo show, at Gibney Dance: The Agnes Varis Performing Art Center to rave reviews. She collaborated with Adam Barruch, Pavel Zustiak, Gabrielle Lamb, and Mary Carter to create an evening of 4 solos. She also created a site specific dance film, entitled 'LUNA' with the direction/ production of the brilliant Justin Ervin.
Chelsea guests with PigeonWing Dance (Gabrielle Lamb) and with Josh Beamish and Move: The Company. She also works in site specific dance and film, working with Sarah Elgart / Arrogant Elbow.
Chelsea is honored to be an invited member of the Margie Gillis Legacy Project, and also participates in conflict- transformation workshops hosted by Ms. Gillis- geared at the education of movement to heal, resolve and transform.
In addition to her artistic endeavors, Chelsea is also a trained Pilates instructor and Reki 2 certified, calling an attention to healthy functionality and emotional care of the body.
Chelsea is a teaching artist with ASTEP ( Artists Striving to End Poverty), and an Ambassador to the Free Body Project. She is an active volunteer and fundraiser for Dancers Responding to AIDs, dedicating her life to helping find a cure for the debilitating epidemic.