Our partnership began years ago as dancers for the Philadelphia Sixers and later expanded to high school dance teams as choreographer and coach.
We created Monarch in 2014 with a commitment to building a dance school that would offer quality classes in a positive environment.
We stand on the shoulders of the teachers who inspired us during our extensive dance training at some of the most prestigious dance schools in the Chicago and Philadelphia areas including; Academy of Movement & Art, University of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadanco and Freedom Theater.
As a team we are motivated by our love of dance and the joy we gain from sharing our knowledge and experience with young dancers each day.
At Monarch School of Dance, we believe that dance is a powerful tool for building community and bringing people together. We are proud to be a part of the local Collingswood community, and we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our students and their families.
As Artistic Director, Ms. Chiquita brings a wealth of performance experience having worked with some of the most prominent music directors and choreographers in the industry such as, Hype Williams, Diane Martel, Paul Hunter, and Fatima Robinson. She has also appeared in videos and live performances with artists such as Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Missy Elliott, and Will Smith.
As Managing Director, Ms. Kamilah leverages her dance, PR, and media training with her 15+ years of marketing, advertising, and sales experience to run Monarch's business operations and communications.