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Thank you for your interest! 

It is my privilege to be a collaborative artist and designer. I endeavor to remain open, to listen well, to observe carefully, to enjoy and to respect the process as well as my collaborators on each project. I look forward to the opportunity to make something beautiful with you.

Life has been full, so listed here are the things I have found the most interesting.  Please inquire if you need additional information about any unlisted projects, experience, education, etc.


MFA, Theatre (Design)

BA, Drama

University of California, Irvine

Pepperdine University

Golden West College, Photography & Graphic Design


2019       Whiskers                  First Place, Contemporary Art Gallery Online

2019       Elephant Eye           Special Merit Award,

1998        Las Damas Ruth Chisler Memorial Scholarship for Photography

Lester Horton Dance AwardOutstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

2010       Hammerklavier        Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet

2007      Celebrate Dance     Producer, Jamie Nichols

2006      La Jupe                      backhausdance

2004      Sitting on January   backhausdance

CV: Photography


Art for Wellness

Glendale Adventist Hospital permanent installation. Acute Patient Care Tower. 

Connecting Through Beauty

Wylder Hall. Long Beach, CA. Solo show/18 pieces.  2011

Up Close: A Celebration of Beauty

Long Beach Public Library, Main Branch. Solo show/18 pieces.  2010-2011

Animals Art Exhibition 2019

Elephant Eye

In Motion: The Human Body in Movement

Beach Cities Health District. Redondo Beach, CA. 2010

Developpe. Digital collage on canvas

Monique L'Heureux Photography

Carl Broderick Gallery. Laguna Beach, CA. Solo show/20 pieces.  2008

Collage Artists of America 

VIVA Gallery.  Van Nuys, CA.  2006

River Jen. Collage of chromogenic prints

2006 Photography Exhibition

Long Beach Arts. Long Beach, CA

Shawna Spiral. Collage of chromogenic prints

Portraits, Real and Unreal

The Stage Gallery. Merrick, NY

Question. Digital art, ink jet image on board

Made in California

City of Brea Gallery. Brea, CA

Lemur, Spring Fairie.  Photogram and mixed media

Centered on the Center

Huntington Arts Center.  Huntington Beach, California

Fruits of Our Labor.  Hand painted, toned, black and white prints

Uncommon Views

Golden West College Fine Arts Gallery.  Huntington Beach, CA

Ballet, An Introspective, Part I. Black and white prints, text, mixed media, installation.


A Sampling of Custom Photography Collaborations:

-Pilates Studio Brochure, including images of studio personnel and machinery.

-Company website content, images of personnel and offices

-Engagement Portraits, in studio and on location.

-Dance Program Covers, company portraits in performance or in studio.

-Family Portraiture, including infants, on location, at home, or at special events.

CV: Lighting Design

A Sampling of Reviews:

"Her duet with Briscoe, bathed in Monique L'Heureux's sumptuous lighting, assumed heroic proportions..."

Los Angeles Times. Victoria Looseleaf. Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet. 


"...the pared-down pieces showcased clean, precise technique, deft, diverse choreography and evocative lighting by Monique L'Heureux."

Orange County Register. Pamela Diamond. National Choreographers Initiative


"Monique L'Heureux's fine lighting design nicely responded to the accompanying music from Bohuslav Martinu's Piano Quartet No. 1."

Attitude, The Dancer's Magazine. David Lipfort. Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet


"...The night's imaginative lighting designs were by Monique L'Heureux."

Orange County Register. Laura Bleiberg. backhausdance

"...Lighting designer Monique L'Heureux enforced considerable variety..."

Los Angeles Times. Lewis Segal. Danza Floricanto

A Sampling of Dance Designs:

National Choreographers Initiative. Irvine Barclay Theatre, Segerstrom PAC.  Choreographers include: Ma Cong,  Sidra Bell, Amy Seiwert, James Sewell, Luca Veggetti

Barak Ballet.  Broad Stage, Wallis Annenberg, ARC Pasadena, Moss Theatre.

Raiford Rogers Modern Ballet. Dance Theatre Workshop, Ailey Center, Luckman PAC.

French Twist by Ma Cong. Smuin Ballet       

Made in Mumbai by Anjani & Amrapali Ambegaokar.  Cerritos PAC, Royce Hall.

Alice in Wonderland  by Robert Sund. Irvine Barclay Theatre    

blue13's Khel by Achinta McDaniel .  John Anson Ford Theatre             

Fall for Dance-Ball Passing by Charles Moulton. Orange County PAC

Regional Dance America National Festival.  Benedum PAC.  (designed lighting for forty dance companies (five concerts) over five days.)


Media City Ballet.  Men of the Ballet Russe. Natasha Richardson. Wilshire Ebell     

Modern Los Angeles Dances by Hae Kyung Lee, Linda Lack, Bradley Michaud. Cal Plaza.

Sundar Kala Kendra Foundation. Royce Hall, Occidental Thorne Hall, Plummer Auditorium     

Other dance companies and choreographers worked for include:

Dance Peninsula, Patricia Stander, South Bay Ballet, Charles Maple, Ballet Pacifica, Molly Lynch, SOLA , Regina Klenjoski , Jazz Spectrum, Christine Baltes, Rhapsody in Taps, Linda Sohl-Ellison, Jazz Tap Ensemble, Lynn Dally, Danza Floricanto, Gema Sandoval, Dance Kaleidoscope      


A Sampling of Theatrical Designs

Motion Picture and Television Fund Event directed by Bill Condon. Sony Studios. Performers (among others): Shirley MacLaine, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Jackman, Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams.

Wizard of Oz, Annie. Childrens Theatre Experience. Alex Theatre, Plummer Auditorium.


Laura, featuring Linda Hamilton and directed by Lynnete McNeil. Tiffany Theatre. 


Hollywood Bowl Summer Season, Showboat, Carousel. Directors included John Mauceri, 

John Bowab. Performers included: Marcel Marceau, Diana Krall, Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, John Williams, Amy Tan, Ann Miller, Peter, Paul and Mary, Pink Martini, Charlotte Church.

Deathtrap directed by Glenn Casale. South Bay Playhouse.


Present Laughter directed by Richard Seyd. Pasadena Playhouse.


Oklahoma, The Music Man, Quilters, Our Country's Good  directed by Ron Scarlata.     Marsee Auditorium, El Camino Campus Theatre.

30th Anniversary Celebration. Mark Taper Forum.   


Gretty Goodtime directed by Shirley Jo Finney. Falcon Theatre.

A Child's Christmas in Wales directed by Andrew Barnicle. Laguna Playhouse.   


Best Little Whorehouse in Texas directed by Irv Kimber. Redondo Beach CLO       


Teaching Experience

Moorpark College

Instructor for the dance department. Taught stage management, production, and how to communicate about dance as an art form.

Loyola Marymount University 

Instructor for the dance department. Taught stage management and production for dance.

El Camino College

Instructor for the theatre department. Taught courses in technical theatre and production.

Pepperdine University 

Guest instructor. Taught various subjects, including portfolio basics, employment strategies, business etiquette.


Additional credits and references available on request.


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