Monique Ryan


Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Monique performs frequently around Atlantic Canada and beyond, from small intimate appearances, collaborating with other performance groups, to producing her own large scale, theatrical shows with dance partner Laura Selenzi.

Monique’s performance repertoire includes both traditional and fusion bellydance, hula hoop, partner acrobatics, and fire props. She has been a featured performer at Casino Nova Scotia, the International Bellydance Conference of Canada in Toronto, Tribal Massive in Las Vegas, and is a core memberof the Atlantic Cirque performance troupe. Monique has had the honour of winning “Best Dancer” and “Best Choreographer” in The Coast newspaper’s Readers Choice Awards.

Monique has studied body movement and exercise in depth and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University as well as Yoga Teacher Training 200h certificate from Therapeutic Approach. Halifax’s original Fusion bellydance and Hula Hoop instructor, Monique is a popular teacher and performer in the Atlantic provinces and all over Canada.