FellowCBA. CICB. ARAD. L(Dip)ISTD. AIDTA.
RAD MRT (Mutually Recognised Teacher)
Holder of the Enrico Cecchetti Diploma
Monique completed her Ballet training in the Cecchetti Method and RAD (Advanced and Solo Seal) in Sydney and London (at Ballet Rambert) before embarking on a successful international professional ballet career as a Soloist throughout Europe for over 10 years in Classical Ballet and Musical Theatre.
Upon her return to Australia Monique completed her teaching qualifications where she received the rarely awarded Enrico Cecchetti Diploma and Licentiate Diploma in History and Anatomy studies by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing in London and in 2005 Monique was awarded her Cecchetti “Fellow” – the highest teaching qualification awarded by Cecchetti Ballet Australia.
Monique trained under Jan Metcalf FISTD, FCBA. CICB Senior Cecchetti Examiner, Prudence Bowen FRAD Dual RAD Examiner, Valrene Tweedie OAM, and Dame Marie Rambert and was privileged to have coaching from former Cecchetti students Margaret Craske, Nora Roche and Laura Wilson in London.
Monique has been teaching for over 27 years and has been successfully coaching elite ballet students on the Northern Rivers for the past 20 years. Monique offers expert dance tuition in a disciplined but encouraging, caring and nurturing environment whether for a vocational career in dance or as an enhancement to the overall general future of the recreational student. Monique is registered to enter ballet examination candidates in both RAD and Cecchetti. Monique is particularly passionate about early childhood learning and growing healthy happy youngsters as well as the other end of the spectrum Fitness and Wellnes for older people, beginners, returners or continuers as well as the mobility challenged and is building a beautiful older community of adults wanting to be healthy and active in a beautiful gentle artistic setting.
PROFESSIONAL ROLES DANCED: including Solo in: Giselle, La Fille mal Gardee, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Carmen, The Nutcracker, Ondine, The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Daphnis and Chloe, Scherezade, Rhapsody in Blue, Salome, Princess Turandot. Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Grease, Can Can, Oliver, The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, The Merry Widow, Chicago, Fiddler on the roof, Carousel, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Anything Goes, Hello Dolly, West Side Story, and many more….