Monica Thomas is a Chicago-based choreographer and filmmaker. She danced as a company member with dance companies Winifred Haun and Dancers, Mordine & Company, and Striding Lion Performance Group. Her dance film works have appeared in film festivals nationally and internationally, recently winning best of fest at Utah Dance Film Festival.
This summer she was a resident artist at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for their Performance Lab program. For this program she developed several dance films around the museum as well as a site-specific evening length performance in their Chihuly Forest exhibit.
In May of 2017, she co-produced the first annual MANA Contemporary Body + Camera Festival. She received Mordine and Company's Choreographic Mentorship in 2013. In 2010, she was a High Concept Laboratories Sponsored Artist.
She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in dance.