17 year old Bonner Black is on her way.
Bonner Black began her life on the stage at 4 years old when she took her first ballet class. For the next 10 years of her life she devoted 6 days a week to ballet training and was accepted into the American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, won a scholarship to train for a summer with the Alabama Ballet, studied a summer with the Eglevsky Ballet in New York City when she was 10 years old, and performed countless roles in many popular ballets. She had always enjoyed singing along to the radio and writing music, but when she began to learn guitar at 13 she learned something new about herself. She loved music. "I would sit in my room for hours and just write songs and sing. As soon as I got home from ballet classes, I would go up and play guitar", Says Bonner. A week before her 14th birthday, she convinced her parents to take her to Nashville to visit vocal coach, Jamie Wigginton. When he discovered she wrote songs also, he sent her to NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association). Bonner joined NSAI and began missing ballet classes to attend Songwriting workshops, more vocal lessons, and meetings. Bart Herbison, the director of NSAI, took her under his wing and at 15 she resigned from her Senior Company position at The Academy Of Classic Arts and began working on her music full time. She now has written hundreds of songs, released an album, co-writes with hit songwriters, and plays all over Nashville including the famous Blue Bird Cafe. She now lives in Nashville and is chasing her dream.