Monique Moses is a Canadian born, Caribbean bred actor, improvisor, and choreographer.
Monique received her BA in Theatre from York University in Toronto, Canada. She has worked with Column 13 Actors Company, the BCurrent Raiz’N Ensemble, and Birdtown & Swanville -most notably as actor and choreographer for Toronto Fringe fest favorite 36 Little Plays About Hopeless Girls. Her one woman play The Banana Dance- about the life of Josephine Baker- was chosen as a featured staged reading at B Current’s Rock.Paper.Sista’s 6 theatre festival. National newspaper The Toronto Star also did a full length feature article on the work.
In addition to acting, Monique has spent many years training and working as a dancer (with a concentration in hip hop and street dance). She can be seen in commercials for Dairy Farmers of Ontario and the Hot Docs film festival, music videos for Kevin Lyttle and Robbie Williams, corporate performances for Pepsi and Kia Motors and choreographer’s showcases/dance competitions Toronto’s Choreographer’s Ball, Dance Immersion, Prelude East Coast and World of Dance.
Since moving to New York, Monique has graduated from the Film & Television performance program of the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, and continues to develop her skills as a performer, with a focus in comedy. Having trained at Second City Toronto, UCB and The PIT, Monique now performs longform improv comedy in comedy clubs, theaters, colleges and festivals all over the east coast with indie teams Day Camp Kids and Nobody’s Token. In 2010, Monique was 1 of 10 finalists to compete for a full tuition scholarship in the PIT/NBC Universal’s Diversity Scholarship Competition. She now performs weekly with PIT improv house team Photobomb, and is a member of the brand new UCB Lloyd team Astronomy Club, the second team in UCB history to audition as a preformed team and be cast as a house team.
In addition to her improv credits, Monique has performed with The Actors Theater, Adam Roebuck Productions and Buran Theater, shot web commercials for ABC Daytime and MTV/Yoostar Entertainment, featured in comedy videos for Funny or Die, Jest Originals and UCBcomedy, and performed bi weekly with PIT sketch house team Big Business. She is also a company member and director for The Story Pirates, a nationally recognized children’s media and education company. With the Story Pirates, Monique has performed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as a featured performer at Scholastic’s National Teen Writing Competition and as a voice actor on The Absolutely Mindy Show, the Story Pirate’s monthly radio show on Sirius XM.
Her love of dance lives on as through her classes and workshops around NYC; she currently teaches hip hop classes for the Joffrey Ballet, street dance school House of Movement and Nest+m Afterschool. She is the former Artistic Director of RiSE hip hop dance crew, and in 2013 lead the team to place 5th out of 18 teams at World of Dance New York.