2010-11 Luvabulls: Meet Monique
Northern Illinois University
What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?
Being a member of the Luvabulls means SO much to me! I have wanted to be a Luvabull ever since I was a young girl. In the past I have been inspired to dance by many former members of the Luvabulls, and now that I have been granted the opportunity to walk in their shoes and experience the wonderful things that they experienced, I feel overjoyed and blessed.
How has your dancing experience led you to this point?
Well, I began my professional dance training six years ago at The Chicago Academy for the Arts where I studied Ballet, Modern and Jazz. Since then, I have pushed myself to excel in the arts by studying various forms of dance and by improving my performance quality to ensure that I when I perform, I am giving the audience 100% every time.
What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?
The people that I admire the most are all of those who support, inspire, and believe in my talents and my potential of success. I don't want to pin point one person because there are SO many people who I admire. But, I think that it is only befitting that I pinpoint my father because I know that he is my #1 fan and that he loves and supports me no matter what!
What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My proudest accomplishment to date is that I am BFA graduate from Northern Illinois University!