Monica is an interdisciplinary performer who enjoys integrating modern dance with circus arts. She graduated from Main Dances performance training program in Vancouver following her completion of a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.
Feeling stature challenged and desiring to nurture some pyromanic tendencies, Monica began performing as a stiltwalker and fire spinner in 1996. Her body of work includes dance choreography on stilts and the combination of modern and contact dance with fire spinning technique. More recently, her search for the ultimate high has lead to explorations in aerial dance, with a focus on aerial tissu.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Monica has worked with Mortal Coil Performance Society, Firebelly Performance Society, Public Dreams Society, Cirque Phoenix and The Cabiri. She has been involved in community celebrations, corporate events, film and television, and has toured festivals in Canada and the western U.S.A. Monica also performed in a featured fire show for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Monica loves to set straws and napkins on fire from dinner candles at restaurants.