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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

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)

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

                       20+ years - Hip Hop

                       18+ 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