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10 Things To Know About Monique

Where are you from?
Redondo Beach, California.

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Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Having a dance studio in California. Owning my own home in Playa Vista, California and happily married with a dog and one or two children.

Do you have any special talents?
I can do different accents. I like to impersonate people!

Any advice for aspiring dancers?
Keep pursuing your dreams and never give up. If you are determined and you work hard anything is possible. Take rejection as a motivator to get it the next time. When one door closes another one opens!

What excites you about the new season?
Making it to the playoffs! We are going to have a strong season again. The guys are ready and so are we!

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What is your greatest accomplishment?
Moving out here to Boston. Coming from California it was a big change as I moved out here on my own. I am so happy that I moved out here as it has definitely helped me grow as a person and take life into a different perspective. I have come to appreciate family a lot more and not to take things for granted. I have met some amazing people and most importantly I have the opportunity to dance with one of the best dance teams in the NBA... doing what I love, everyday! It has been a blessing and I am so thankful!

Who is your role model?
My mother. She is a very strong independent woman. I strive to be like her everyday.

You get to have a conversation with one celebrity from the past... Who is it?
Michael Jackson. He was my idol growing up. I would watch all of his music videos and was so inspired by his talent! I have danced to a lot of his music as a dancer and I will always be a Michael Jackson fan!

What is your favorite Alex and Ani bangle?
The Disney Alex and Ani bangle !! I love Disney characters!

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