About Me

Dancer and choreographer, Monica Ann Steffey, is a native of St. Johnsbury, Vermont where she first discovered her love for movement with Graham dancer, Marriane Hraibi. Internationally, Monica has studied various dance forms in Israel, Hungary, and Ghana. In 2018, she was awarded the SEE-Beyond Award from Skidmore College to continue her choreographic research in cross-cultural ethnographic dance origins of Hungary. In the same summer, Monica studied Gaga in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the Batsheva Dance Company. With Professor Jason Ahrey, from Elon University, Monica traveled all over Ghana, performing West African Dance and Afro-Modern dance fusions on a three-week long performance tour with the Africa Alive Dance Company. Over the past four years, Monica has performed works by Ohad Naharin, Sidra Bell, Paul Taylor, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Shen Wei, Justin Tornow, Jason Ohlberg, Erika Pujic, and Mary Harney. In her spare time, Monica enjoys exploring the outdoors for site-specific work, breaking boundaries, and snuggling with her cat, Kuni.