Monika Felice Smith

Monika Felice Smith is a professional choreographer, director, movement coach, & dancer from NY, currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Having transitioned to the contemporary & commercial hiphop world from classical ballet & pointe, her choreography blends a fusion of both technical contemporary & hiphop vibes.

Today, Monika’s credits include choreographing for music videos with artists such as FINNEAS, Young Thug, Gunna, Sam Fischer, Sky Katz (Disney), Citizen Queen, Brynn Elliott, Waze & Odyssey, Samm Henshaw, Stalking Gia, Adam Melchor & feature films like The Relationtrip; Movement Coaching for ads/commercials such as Spyder Athletics for Milan Virtual Fashion Week, Nike/Jordan Brand for Teyana Taylor, JustFab & Fabletics for Kelly Rowland, Sift Science, Man About Town Magazine Feng Chen Wang Designer Editorial, ADAY & MeYou London sustainable clothing, live stage musicals, and teaching master classes & workshops.

Monika’s dance credits include Paramount Network’s Michael Jackson’s Lip Sync Battle Live Tribute, Spyder for Milan & NYC Virtual Fashion Week, music videos with artists such as Meghan Trainor, Jeremih, Jay Rock, Elle King & Sam Fischer, also dancing at the Staples Center as a member of the WNBA Sparks Crew.

Monika has been shouted out by Justin Timberlake as 'One to watch'.

Her work has been nominated for an MTV VMA for FINNEAS’ Let’s Fall In Love For The Night for “Best Alternative Music Video”, as well as UKMVA for “Best Choreography in a Video” & “Best Dance/Electronic” for Waze & Odyssey, Tommy Theo, George Michael & Mary J. Blige’s Always.

Monika is the founder & director of LUME Dance, alongside choreographer & business partner MaryAnn Chavez.

Monika works regularly developing musical artists, choreographing their stage sets, music videos and social content. Her strength lies in storytelling; fusing movement with intention & raw emotion. She enjoys playing with shape, texture and musicality, while grounding her choreography with technical elements. Monika is excited to share and instill her love of movement with all audiences in all forms.