Born and raised in Southern California, Monica received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University in Orange,CA. She has trained and attended workshops with Doug Varone and Dancers, Trisha Brown Dance, LA Contemporary Dance Company, and American Dance Festival. Professionally, Monica has worked on site-specific performances, short films, black box performances, and evening length performances. She has worked on projects in California with Stephanie Nugent, Stephen Koplowitz, Genevieve Carson, Joe Alter, and Sarah Swenson. In New York City, she has had the pleasure of working on independent projects with Sarah Foster, Kensaku Shinohara, and Shandoah Goldman. She has danced for BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance, Suzanne Bears Dance, Regina Nejman & Company, and Red Currant Collective. Monica currently dances for Mersiha Mesihovic/CircuitDebris, MoveWorks, and Copy That Dance. She performed a solo performance project for Waxworks. Monica continues to contribute to the New York City wellness community as a yoga instructor, pilates instructor, Reiki practitioner, and dance educator.