Monica Perego began dancing at the age of seven at Immagine Danza in Milan, Italy. In 1990 she won first price at the Benetton Dance Competition, which was a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School. A year later she was offered her first contract with Birmingham Royal Ballet and in 1992 Monica joined English National Ballet, where she was appointed Principal Dancer in 1997. In 2002 she became freelance, since then she danced as guest star with K-Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Tokyo City Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Balletto di Roma and Balletto di Puglia.
Her repertoire includes most of the major roles in the classical repertoire (Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Giselle, Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, etc) and many choreographers have created roles for her in new productions. She is also a frequent partecipant of ballet Galas all over the world.
Leonide Massine Award in Positano for Best Classical Dancer 1999.
La Ginestra D’oro Award for International Dancer 2003.