About Monica Saucedo
MONICA SAUCEDO, Principal Dancer, Teacher, is a native Chicagoan, and began dancing at age five with the Nobleza Azteca Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, under the direction of Frances Garcia and Vicente Guerrero. In 1999, Monica was given a scholarship to the Ensemble Español’s Youth Company. She then became an apprentice to the professional company in 2005, and was promoted to Company Dancer in the same year.
In 2014, she became a part-time dancer with Ensemble Español, and assists in teaching and rehearsing the Youth Company – Junior Division. She has also taught summer intensive programs at the Joffrey Ballet and Ballet Chicago.
After graduating from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics, Monica taught math at DePaul College Prep, where she formed and led Ritmo Español, an after school group for Spanish and Flamenco dance.
She has a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University Chicago, and currently teaches at The Chicago High School for the Arts.