Monica was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
She went on to graduate from the San Francisco School of the Arts in the United States.
As a professional dancer Monica has worked in international dance companies and in many independent productions with world renowned choreographers, both Classical and Contemporary.
Monica Proenca is an accomplished choreographer and teacher that has taught in and choreographed in institutions such as San Francisco, USA Lines Contemporary Ballet Program, Canada’s Arts Umbrella and Goh Ballet Youth Company, she was a Guest presenter at the Tanzart Dance Festival Naudhausen and a Guest teacher in Spain, Japan, all over Brazil , USA and Canada. In 2008 she produced “Strings for two” a short dance film for Bravo Fact Canada.
Monica recently was the choreographer for Dance First a short film produced by Dunbar Underground Productions and for the feature “Center Stage On Pointe” produced by Sony Pictures for Lifetime network.
Monica greatest joy is to share her passion for dance and inspire the dancers she encounters and the audiences that wishes to experience art, film, fashion and story telling with elegant technique and her own brazilian flair.