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Monique Jonas

Monique (she/her) began dancing with the Chance to Dance programme before training at the Arts Educational Schools London. She completed her training at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, and received her Masters Degree from The London Contemporary Dance School, passing with distinction in 2017. 

Monique joined the Richard Alston Dance Company as an apprentice in 2016 and has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally with RADC, until their final performance in 2020. She is currently touring in Mathew Bourne’s New Adventures’ production of Nutcracker!

Externally, Monique founded her own dance company, Jona Dance. She has been choreographing, movement directing, teaching and producing work both online and in person, with the aim of amplifying silenced voices through contemporary dance in the UK. Jona Dance have created for Ballet Black, Rambert School, Pegasus Opera, Reebok and London Fashion Week to name a few. She looks forward to her next creation with Serendipity Leicester.

Monique is also a contemporary tutor at English National Ballet School and teaches as a guest for London Contemporary Dance School, National Youth Ballet, Dilek Taptik School of Dance, Artistry Youth Dance and New Adventures to name a few.

Over the years, Monique has worked with Rambert Dance Company, Sally Marie, Hubert Essakow, Arcade Fire, Theo Adams Company, Clod Ensemble and commercially on the Brit Awards, BBC Drama; The Pursuit of Love, Marvel and Jamie Cullum. 

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Monique Jonas
Choreographer, Residential Performance Company