Faculty Profile Monika Felice Smith

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    Monika Felice Smith

    Contemporary / Hip Hop Fusion

    Summer Guest Classes!
    July 2, 4:00-5:30PM
    July 17, 2:30-4:00PM


    MONIKA FELICE SMITH is a professional choreographer & dancer from NY, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Having transitioned to the contemporary & commercial hiphop world from classical ballet & pointe, her choreography blends a fusion of both contemporary & hiphop vibes. Monika’s credits include Michael Jackson’s Lip Sync Battle Live Tribute on the new Paramount Network, music videos with artists such as Meghan Trainor, Jeremih & Jay Rock, dancing at the Staples Center as a member of the WNBA Sparks Crew, choreographing for feature films such as The Relationtrip, commercials such as Sift Science, music videos, live stage musicals, and teaching master classes & workshops around the country. Monika's work has been shouted out by Justin Timberlake as 'One to watch'. Her choreo has been featured in the industry's longest running showcase, Choreographer's Carnival Ball at the legendary Avalon in Hollywood, as well as LA's Premier Showcase, Club Jete at Rage Night Club. Her stage work has been nominated for "Outstanding Choreography", "Best Choreography" & was awarded "Outstanding Production" at the National Youth Theatre Awards & the JRAY Awards. Monika is also a member of Willdabeast Adams, Janelle Ginestra & MaryAnn Chavez's newly founded Contemporary Company, IMMABreathe. Monika's strength lies in story telling; fusing movement with intention & raw emotion. She enjoys playing with shape, texture and musicality, while grounding her choreography with technical elements. Monika is excited to share and instill her love of movement with all audiences.

                    Week of: Sep 16, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019