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MoniKa Lawrence

MoniKa Lawrence holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies. She has also studied in the USA, South Africa, and Israel in several disciplines. At the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), she has developed dance and cultural studies courses for the Associate, Certificate and Continuing Education Programmes. In 2013, she was awarded the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) Achievement Award in recognition of her excellence in the Performing Arts at UCCI.

Dr. Lawrence is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Stella Maris Dance Ensemble of Jamaica which is celebrating 24 years. She served as creative director, choreographer, and costume designer in numerous Jamaican government-sponsored national and international events. She was recognized for her contribution to dance in her country and was the honoree at the University of the West Indies' Jamaica Dance Umbrella in 2017.


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