Monique is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in performing arts specializing in jazz dance. Monique completed nine memorable years with River North Chicago Dance Company in 2010.She has also been a member of the Bermuda Dance Company and the Eleone Dance Theatre of Philadelphia. Monique’s choreography has been featured in the honorable aids benefit Dance for Life Chicago, and she has been a featured dancer in Dance Spirit Magazine, along with a recent choreography review of one of her latest works, “See (in) Me,” and few small article comments that have been featured in Dance Magazine. She has choreographed for such events like, the Danny Clark Foundation Annual Celebrity Gala“Le Moulin Rouge, a Night in Paris”, to help raise money to help promote advocacy, education, and outreach programs to those in need. In Chicago and around the country, she keeps busy as a frequent substitute teacher for Lou Conte, on faculty as a Adv/Pro Jazz teacher at Visceral Dance Studios and Intrigue Dance Studio, choreographing for high school and professional companies, and traveling teaching master’s classes to all age groups into the collegiate and professional level. Monique formally was dance captain/ensemble member, as well as an associate choreographer along-side the established musical theater director, Jim Corti for the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater’s off Broadway production of “Aida.” She was also the associate choreographer of The Paramount Aurora Theater’s inaugural production of, “My Fair Lady,” and also played as, “Mrs. Potiphar,” in the theaters proceeding production of, “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Soon following, she was in the theater’s production of the musical “Hair”, under the direction of musical director/choreographer, Rachel Rockwell. Monique set a work this past December with Ballet Nebraska for their show last season, “Momentum”. Other choreographic opportunities includes a work with Chicago based companies Dance Works Chicago and the Muntu African Dance Company and also a work done for Western Michigan University dance company, Western Dance Project. She is happy to express that her newest choreographic work will be set this October 2012 at her alma mater, The University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, Pa. Recently, Monique was featured as "June", in the vaudeville musical, "Chicago", in Door County's Peninsula Players Theater.