Bonita Cacho’s professional career in acting, singing, and dancing
began in Theatre West of Dayton, Ohio touring mainly throughout the
Midwest region, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC where she established
Bonita studied classical ballet from Lynn Welter, Edna Long, Harriet
Williams, Jane Bonbright, Natalie Smith, Lynn Wenning, Sarah Slifer,
Diane Xenopoulous, Miya Hisaka, and Vladimir Angelov; modern dance from
Maida Withers and Mel Manco; jazz dance from Tyrone Murray, Charles
Quintyne, Sekouba Sylla, Sekouba Camara, and Mohamed Camara Sis Alalade.
She also studied African percussions and associate percussion instruments
from Andrew Cacho and Michael “Babatunde”Olatunji.
She has received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the George Washington
University’s Colombian College of Arts and Sciences in the study of
voice, piano, flute, and dance. She has five original piano compositions
of jazz music on CD copyright SRu519-998.
She has taught African Dance at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts,
McGogney Elementary, and Birney Elementary. She has taught both drumming
and dancing at Roots Public Charter School and various recreation and
community centers in Southeast and Ward 8, such as the DC Therapeutic
Recreation Center, Children of Mine Community Center, and the Greater
Washington’s Boys and Girls Club. In addition, she has been a resident
instructor and choreographer for Andrew Cacho African Drummers and Dancers.