Monique is not only a ballet teacher, she is also a mentor, role model and second mother to countless students and ex-students alike. I was lucky enough to receive private coaching from her in the Cecchetti Ballet syllabus for many years as well as pre-competition coaching for my dance solos. After commencing full-time ballet training in Brisbane, I continued to travel back home to Alstonville to receive coaching from Monique as her skills as a ballet teacher are second to none. Although I am no longer training to pursue a career in dance, my ballet tuition shaped me as a person and also prepared me for life outside the studio. To be honest, I can't really remember a time in my ballet life that Miss Monique wasn't there!