Monica Faundez Valderrama
Professional Dancer & dance teacher
I dedicated my all life to dance. I gained experience in various styles of dance in all corners of the world from Chile to Australia passing by multiple countries in Europe.
From Ballet to Contemporary passing by Fitness, Modern Jazz and many more… But I am always looking forward to add an other string to my bow and improve my skills that’s why I am currently training hard yoga and Pole dance courses
Her first contemporary dance approach was made at the Micadanse dance school in Paris, France, where she learned the basics of dance. Later, she entered CHOREIA school, where she went deep into the dancing contents. It thanks to the teaching of outstanding professors, such as Coline Hubert, Yano Yatrides.
Since January 2019 Monica has been actively taken 2 or 3 classes per week of pole dance at the Physipole school of Carlton Melbourne and The Pole Room in Melbourne CBD.
For her, modern jazz is the mix of the abstract of the contemporary with the musical relationship and attitude of jazz is the strength used to move from aggressiveness to softness. It is to disfigure the animal that we choose to be. It is the inspiration of the freedom of contemporary and other dances always guided by the jazz alphabet.
Discover the various projects I have been working on both as a dancer and choreographer over the years.
At the beginning of our first class, she made a lesson to be affordable by all levels of knowledge even for those who are new to contemporary dance or to dance at all. Her positive attitude made me feel motivated even when I found myself straggling with some of the movements.
Monica really perseveres in helping her students learn the dance. It was not only a class to her, it was her passion. Each day she make sure that we, her students understand the routine and feel it in our hearts. She inspires her students to do well and better in dance.