Born and raised in Texas, Monica was on the stage from a very young age. She is a trained dancer, actor, and singer with a special love for musicals and Shakespeare. She studied at Sam Houston State University where she earned her degree in Musical Theatre with an emphasis in Dance. While performing in such shows as Cabaret, Noises Off, and Machinal, Monica fine-tuned her talents as a performer and a choreographer. After graduation, Monica was accepted into the apprentice program at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company and has done multiple shows in Atlanta and Texas.
 
Currently, she is continuing her love of performing and choreography both on and off stage in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Acting Resume

THEATRE

Matilda the Musical (Upcoming)      Mrs. Wormwood                     Springer Opera House

Dog Sees God                                      Tricia                                         Renegade Theatre Company

Richard II                                             Ensemble                                 Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Twelfth Night                                      Fabian (us/p)                            Atlanta Shakespeare Company

Mack & Mabel                                     Ensemble                                 Stages Repertory Theatre

Noises Off                                             Belinda/Flavia                         Sam Houston State University

Woyzeck                                               Marie                                         Sam Houston State University

Caucasian Chalk Circle                     Grusha                                      Sam Houston State University

Cabaret                                                 Texas (Dance Captain)           Sam Houston State University

Machinal                                               Ensemble                                 Sam Houston State University

 

FILM

Pitch Perfect 2                                      Das Sound Machine              Elizabeth Banks - Director

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

Apprentice at The Atlanta Shakespeare Company 2017 – 2018

Sam Houston State University – B. F. A. Musical Theatre: Emphasis in Dance

 

Voice:            Camiah Mingorance – One year

                       Donna Hinds SHSU – 5 years

Dance:           20 years - Ballet (Betty and Dana Nicolay at SHSU)

                       20 years - Tap (Kiira Schmidt Carper at SHSU)

                       18 years - Jazz (Greg Graham and Kyle Craig-Bogard at SHSU)

                       15 years - Hip Hop

                       12 years - Modern/Contemporary

                       Master Classes: Fosse with Valarie Pettiford at BDC

                                                    Monsters of Hip Hop Dance Convention

SKILLS

Voice/Speech (Dialects: British, Russian, German, American Southern), Stage Movement (Suzuki method), Stage Combat (Rapier & Dagger, Broad Sword & Shield, Unarmed), Pop & Lock Hip Hop techniques as well as Body Isolations, Basic Ukulele, Basic French, Excellent Winker

Choreo Resume

Professional Summary

Monica Malone has been training since she was just three years old at her mother’s small-town dance studio. She fell in love with telling a story through the art of dance when she was around 14 years old. Since then she has loved to choreograph to every type of genre she can if she is able to tell an entertaining story. Monica attended Sam Houston State University where she was able to study with Greg Graham, Kiira Schmidt-Carper, and Kyle Craig-Bogard. After graduating with a BFA in Musical Theatre and an emphasis in dance, she has continued her love of performing and choreographing throughout the professional world. Her most recent work has been with young adults and kids, which she adores, but is looking to work more adults and gain more professional experience. She is proud to be a body positive activist and fully believes that everyone can dance at any age or size with or without training; they just need to find their groove and Monica is more than willing to groove with them until it is found.

 

Work History

Choreographer and Director Oct – Nov 2018

Nunsense – Campbell High School, Smyrna, GA

Worked with the students involved to put together their first full musical in five years. The show was double cast and often it was necessary to work around students’ schedules but ultimately helped teach them about the professional performing world.

 

Choreographer and Camp Director June and July 2018

Various Mini Shows – Forefront Arts, Atlanta, GA

For 8 weeks, each week was a different 30 minute to 60-minute show for the kids’ performance. The size and experience of the casts varied, and adjustments had to made throughout each week. Performances were only one show at the end of each week for family and friends of the kids involved.

 

Choreographer April and May 2017

13 the Musical – Inspiration Stage, Sugarland, TX

Choreographed every song in the show for the teenagers involved. Included bits of improv for them to start to explore their own creativity and help find the joy in dance.

 

Education/Training

Sam Houston State University – B. F. A. Musical Theatre: Emphasis in Dance

 

Dance:            20 years - Ballet (Betty and Dana Nicolay at SHSU)

                        20 years - Tap (Kiira Schmidt Carper at SHSU)

                        18 years - Jazz (Greg Graham and Kyle Craig-Bogard at SHSU)

                        15 years - Hip Hop

                        12 years - Modern/Contemporary

Choreography reel