DDs got started in the late 90s as a spontaneous moment in our founder's
To provide a laid-back, family-oriented studio that combines current and
correct technique with individual
and family attention,to keep life as simple as possible and to create awesome dancers with great self-esteem!!!!!
Owner/instructor of dance class for
19 years! BA in dance from Webster
Univ. 1991. Technical, fun, sweet,
and kind of loud teacher. Her
students have gone on to careers in
dance and dance instruction.
Miss Monica is a company member of Modern American Dance Company, where she dances professionally with St. Louis's local professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. With MADCO, Miss Monica performs at the Touhill with full-length concerts, in community festivals and art fairs in and around St. Louis, and with Books in Motion, a creative outreach program that combines literature, dance, music and art which provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to learning. She graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati as Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, and is a graduate of the Jordan College Academy of Dance at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She performed as a guest artist with professional companies such as Cincinnati Ballet, Kentucky Ballet Theater and Gregory Hancock Dance Theater. She attended summer programs at the American Ballet Theater, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater under Judith Jamison as a Fellowship Student, Complexions Contemporary Ballet with Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, River North Chicago Dance Company under Frank Chaves, and Spectrum Dance Theater under Donald Byrd.