I had the pleasure of interviewing Loganne Bond – an Ohio-native, OSU dance alum, and a professional dancer – for my Global Dance Community project. With my partner, Maxi Riley, we interviewed Loganne about her life and career, and from the information we gathered, gave a presentation to the freshman class with useful information about pursuing dance as a career.
Upon first looking up and researching Loganne, I was happy to learn that she has a background similar to mine and had a career in performance which is what I aim to do as well.
Loganne graduated from the Ohio State in 2011 with two degrees: a BFA in Dance and a BA in Communications. She constantly took what she learned from her communications education to apply to dance. For example, her senior project she combined her majors and created a social media-inspired piece that was shared in small clips through her various social media accounts. She told me how her communications degree has especially helped shape her college path and helped her make her place in New York City; it allowed her to earn jobs that allowed her to audition and rehearse for dance.
Loganne Bond is currently a company dancer in STREB Extreme Action Company; Tamara LaDonna Moving Spirits, Inc.; and Vissi Dance Theater. Loganne told me that once she started dance, she never wanted to stop doing it, and that lead to the choices of her getting her BFA in dance, moving to New York after graduating, and joining multiple dance companies.
As of now, I believe that I am on a path similar to Loganne’s – I am pursing an Environmental Science degree along with my dance degree. It was very useful to know that they both can have a place in my future.