MONICA CELESTE JOHNSON – Choreographer/Dance Instructor - celebrates her 22nd year with The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, where she recently established the Fred Benjamin Leadership Award in honor of her long time teacher. At Amas: Choreography Bobos workshop. Monica presently serves as dance instructor for the Mount Vernon City School District and is helping to develop a premiere dance program for the Visual and Performing Arts Middle and High School in Mount Vernon. She is the ballet instructor for ages 7-14 at Artistry Performing Arts Center at her family's dance studio in West Hempstead. Monica also choreographs for Mindbuilders pre-professional dance company. She choreographed The Wiz and Dreamgirls for high school students in Mount Vernon. As a performer she as performed at the Apollo as co-host and choreographer for Amateur Night "Live" and completed a 25 city tour. She performed in Forum with Nypsey Russell, Off-Broadway in The Wiz and Long Tongues and has been on tour with many recording artists and on television, film, videos and "live" performance, including Cabaret shows internationally and nationally. Monica’s background is in concert dance and she has performed with numerous dance companies and choreographic projects. She also serves as Clinical Wellness Stress Reduction Consultant for Human Resources Administration for the City of New York. Monica is a graduate of City College New York earning her BFA studying in the esteemed Leonard Davis Performing Arts Program in Harlem.