Monique Coleman

HOST OF March 31, 2012 & May 16, 2015 EVENTs.

Monique is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contestant on season 3 of ABC's hit show, Dancing with the Stars. You may have also seen Monique guest starring on such shows as Boston Public, Malcolm in the Middle, Veronica Mars, Bones, The Cleveland Show, and Disney's, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Additionally, Monique has co-hosted The View, appeared on such shows as The Nancy Grace Show, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, The Today Show, Ellen, The Tyra Banks Show, and TRL.

Adding to her list of achievements, Monique has received two Teen Choice Awards, a Billboard Award, a NAACP Legacy Award, and a Camie for her role in the Hallmark Film, The Reading Room, starring opposite James Earl Jones.

On November 16, 2010 Monique was named the first-ever United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth. She then embarked on a self-initiated six-month global tour to empower and inspire young people, meet with government officials as a youth representative, and volunteer. Monique visited 24 countries to raise awareness on youth issues and encourage young people to progress their communities. Monique worked closely on projects with UNFPA, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, and UN. She is a Peace One Day Ambassador and is committed to promoting peace and tolerance globally.

Monique is the Founder, CEO, and Executive Producer of, an online talk show that empowers youth through safe conversations about issues pertinent to their development.


2012, 2014, 2015Valerie Grant