Mónica Blanco is originally from Madrid, Spain but moved to Salt Lake City in 2015. Her dance background started with jazz dance when she was 7 years old. Over the years she has also studied Broadway dance and belly dancing. Since she discovered Lindy Hop and Balboa in 2012, she has focused on it and has taken numerous classes and workshops around Europe and the USA. She enjoys social dancing, watching people social dance and having fun (but mostly while social dancing). Like most people, she has made the obvious realization that life is so much happier since swing dancing has become an essential part of it.