Phone: 434-799-6446


Degrees and Certifications:

Dauna Jessup

Hi there! Welcome to the wonderful world of dance at Bonner Middle School. The dance program is new to Bonner, and I want to be able to give your child the best experience possible in dance education. Dance is a creative expression of oneself, and I want to be able to allow the students an educatedartastic opportunity. Movement is a part of everyday life, so it's very important that my students are moving, engaged, and creating not just moments in time but timeless moments.

I have over 40 years of dance experience. I graduated from UNCSA and NC A&T STATE UNIVERSITY. I have toured the US and Japan with Dr. Maya Angelou's "And Still I Rise" cast. Some of my credits include: "The Color Purple"(w/Oprah Winfrey), "School Daze," "Leatherheads," (w/George Clooney), "Sweet Charity" (on Broadway), and the list goes on and on. I have studied with some of the best in the industry. 

I have two amazing sons who both studied dance under my tutelage and now have become Engineers in their own right. I have 1 grandson and soon to have 2. Jonathan IV and Jonah Isaac, who is still yet to be. Enough about me, thank you for allowing me to pour into your child's artistic educational journey. Let's have a GREAT year........ 

 "Where dance education is taught in the spirit of EXCELLENCE!"

Program Overview:

Our mission for the dance program at Bonner is to explore dance in many forms. From the different genres, history, vocabulary, technique and performance to exploring arts integration with core curriculum. This kind of exposure will allow students to tap into their own talents and find a passion and sheer joy of creativity through dance.

View the Bonner Middle School Dance Program