Franca started her dance career at Dance Dynamics Studio at the age of 3 years old. She is trained in all genres of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, musical theatre, and acro. Franca has also completed exams in Ballet, Acro and ADAPT Pre Advance Jazz and Tap.
She has competed since the age of 6 in many local and out of town competitions, where she has won many awards including the Gillian Watters memorial award at Dancefest 2019, and multiple scholarships from Music Festival for her solos.
Before becoming a teacher, Franca has volunteered as a teacher’s assistant for many years, working with children of all ages and sharing her passion for dance with every one of them.
Franca continues to participate in many workshops locally and out of town. She has previously attended The Rhythm Lab and ECTC Tap classes in Mississauga.
As required by all Dance Dynamics staff Franca has completed her annual training in CLI Studios with an additional 16 hrs of training. Some of this year’s classes include, Making Lyrics Come to Life with Rickey Tripp, Balance and Stability in Turns with Jennie Morton and a wide variety of different tap and musical theatre combinations from different choreographers.
Academically, Franca was on the honour roll all four years of high school along with numerous other school awards. She also received an entrance scholarship to Lakehead University for Academic Excellence and has maintained it for the past three years, along with other scholarships from local clubs in town. Franca is going into her third year of university at Lakehead in the Political Science/Pre-law program.
Franca is very excited to share her passion for dance with her students and is looking forward to another amazing dance season with Dance Dynamics Studio!