With a passionate, charming and friendly nature, Monique has a contagious smile, charisma and attitude.
Monique was born in New Zealand but was raised in Western Australia from 2 years of age. Her passion for performance began at a young age, attending Dramas schools from the age of 5 where she performed in large theatres with a variety of audience sizes. Every role, however small, Monique executed with committed focus and energy towards each role.
For secondary school, Monique was selected to be a part of the Gifted and Talented (GATE) Drama program for John Curtin College of the Arts (JCCA). She spent her time thriving in Drama, being trained by Guest Directors and specialised industry professional and teachers. Monique enjoys working with her peers and teachers, she welcomes feedback to build on her talent of acting.
While in Europe for the senior Arts Tour orchestrated by JCCA, Monique had a unique opportunity to partake in workshops conducted by both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) and Frantic Assembly. These London based workshops covered movement, textual and voice.
Monique shows exceptional courage and resilience, having Cerebral Palsy, a disability that can interfere with her walking and balance. Monique embraces who she is and is open to all things inclusive. An example of this is when Monique shaved her head for the ‘Worlds Greatest Shave’, a fundraising event for Leukemia sufferers and survivors. Monique draws her strength from her belief and determination that she will succeed.
With her strong ambition, Monique will build on her goal and evolve even further with a future of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) set in her sights.