Born and raised in Southern California, Monica received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University in Orange,CA. She has spent summers training with Doug Varone and Dancers, Trisha Brown Dance, LA Contemporary Dance Company, and at the American Dance Festival. Professionally, Monica has worked on site-specific work, short films, black box performances, and evening length performances. While in California, she worked on projects 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 Kensaku Shinohara, Shandoah Goldman, and Sarah Foster. 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 is also working on a solo performance project. Monica continues to contribute to the New York City wellness community as a yoga instructor, pilates instructor, Reiki practitioner, and dance educator.