Bonita Cacho

Bonita Cacho

Faculty, Dance


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 her career.
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.