ABOUT BOM DIGGS
BOM DIGGS was established in 2015, premiering our first work in Brooklyn in 2016. Started by Bonnie O'Rourke in New York City, the company has performed in New Jersey, as well as worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken and taught workshops and classes in michigan each summer. as a company, we strive to evolve movement and research to create stories of fantasy and reality.
Bonnie is the founder and Artist Director of BOM DIGGS. After graduating from Grand Valley State University in 2013, she moved to NYC as a Marketing and Communications intern at Paul Taylor American Modern Dance. Since then, she’s performed with companies and choreographers such as Shawnbibledanceco, Smashworks, Judi Jaekel & Artists, Rae-Ann Thomas, and CeDan. BOM DIGGS, in addition to self-produced shows, has been seen preforming at Shifting Movement Series, Pushing Progress, Fertile Ground, Sans Limites Movement Fest, Create: ART, 10 Minute Set and Performance Studio Open House.
Erin Love was born and raised in Hawaii where she trained at Honolulu Dance Theater and Mid-Pacific Institute, School of the Arts. Erin went on to earn a BA in History from Whittier College in Southern California. After graduating and returning to Hawaii to teach dance at Mid-Pacific Institute and studios around the island for a few years, she moved to New York City in 2012 to further her professional career. She joined Mike Esperanza’s, BARE Dance Company upon moving and has performed in many shows throughout the city as well as in California and Texas since then. Her professional credits also include working with The Wolfe project, TREES, Metaphors & Similes Company, Suki Clements, Ashley Stafford, Michaela McGowen, and most recently, BOM DIGGS.
Sam Assemany, from South Lyon, MI, received her BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University in 2015. As a colligate dancer, Sam was able to perform works by Carolyn Pavlik, Jackie Nowicki, Peter Chu, and Ohad Naharin. She had the opportunity to travel to Montreal, CA, where she worked closely with O Vertigo, Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Edgar Zendejas, and Ecole de Danse de Contemporaire. Sam also attended the ODC Next Moves intensive where she worked closely with KT Nelson, Holly Johnston, Kate Weare, Margaret Jenkins, John Heginbotham, and Nicole Klaymoon. She moved to New York City in September 2015 to further pursue her dance career. Since residing in NYC, she has worked with, and performed works for, Mike Esperanza, Shawn Bible Dance Co., Of Bones || Hollye Bynum, Dugal Dance, Eimile Davis, and NOW Dance Project. Sam is currently dancing for BOM DIGGS and is excited to continue growing in her profession!
Mackenzie Strom moved to New York City from southeast Michigan. Studying Exercise Science and Dance at Grand Valley State University, Mackenzie was presented with an excellent education as well as countless opportunities at her university. Working with choreographers such as Mike Esperanza, Lara Tinari, Bryn Cohn, and Amy O’Neal, as well as having her choreography chosen to be performed at the American College Dance Association Nationals in Washington D.C., Mackenzie’s colligate dance career was one that she looks back on with pride and remains inspired by to continue to create art in movement. Mackenzie made the move to the big city in hopes of a professional career in dance performance and upon her arrival she began not only to pursue her appetite for dance but she was given the opportunity to also work in her other field of study as a personal trainer at Blink Fitness and Taylored Fitness. In Mackenzie’s free time you may find her impulse-buying around the city, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends, playing with her pet sugar gliders or perhaps not finding her at all because she is traveling to a place far more tropical than New York. Grateful for the opportunities that have come her way, Mackenzie is excited to be in the best city in the world, doing what she loves, living a happy and healthy life.