Monique Loudières was born in Choisy le Roi in 1956. She studied at the Paris Opéra Ballet School.
Graduated into the Paris Opéra Ballet in 1972. Appointed étoile in 1982. An extremely versatile dancer who danced both the classical and modern reportoire. She officially retired in 1996. Since September 2001 she is the Artistic and Pedagogical Director of the Ecole Supérieure de Danse de Cannes created by Rosella Hightower.