Teacher Highlight: Monica Arriaga

Reformer Class Friday Mornings at 8:30 am and 9:30 am

Monica Arriaga was born and raised in Las Vegas and started her dance training in ballet at the age of five.  After that she began studying more techniques including tap, jazz, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, latin ballroom, and mexican folkloric.  All of which she continues to practice and learn more about to this day.

She attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a BA in Liberal Arts in Psychology in 2007.  After that she moved to New York City to continue her dance education.  She did one year of independent study at the Alvin Ailey School, during which she began to learn more about the Pilates method.

While in New York attending the Ailey School, Monica joined Calpulli Mexican Dance Company as a dancer, teacher for their children’s program and administrative intern, as well as  performing with DeFunes Dance Company.  In 2009 she began her Pilates certification in the classical method.  After her training she continued teaching Pilates in New York City until 2011 when she decided to return to Las Vegas.

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