As a performer, Monica spent the last 6 years on Broadway performing in the global smash hit "Mamma Mia!" She has appeared on NBC's "Smash" as a dancer and as a Bollywood expert assisting the Emmy Award winning choreographer, Joshua Bergasse. Monica has toured with the first national production of Bombay Dreams under the direction of Baayork Lee. She has also toured with Sukbhir, RDB, Shehzad Roy, and many other major Indian and Pakistani pop artists. As a choreographer, Monica has assisted Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler on a workshop of his new original musical. Monica's other choreography credits include: Broadway Bares, Broadway's Easter Bonnet Competition, Artists for World Peace, and Cafe Mom's I'll take that Dare. Monica has worked with recording artists including Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Thalia, and Carlos Santana. She has also appeared in print and commercial ads for Macy's, Subway, MTV, American Baby Magazine, and Redbook Magazine. In addition to performing, Monica has both a Bachelors and Masters degree in education with a specialization in Dance. Monica has taught dance at numerous elementary schools, high schools, and universities as well as given workshops and master classes across the country.
To learn more about Monica please visit www.monicakapoor.com
"Bollywood" refers to the major film industry in India. Most
Bollywood films are musicals, which contain beautiful and elaborate dance numbers. This class will explore the world of Bollywood dance as well as India's beautiful and vibrant culture. Routines will encompass everything from classical and folk dancing to a more fusion-based style, combining traditional steps with western and contemporary movements. Classes will include a warm-up, combination, and stretching/strengthening exercises. This is an open level class that welcomes all! Dress in non-restrictive clothing and supportive footwear.