Frances began her training at an early age under the direction of Gina Forcella, right here at Dance Stop Dance Education Center. Frances is a graduate, receiving high honors, from The Hartt School in Connecticut with a BFA in Dance and an Emphasis in Ballet Pedagogy. While in Connecticut, Fran attended many summer programs including Kaastsbaan Extreme Ballet, Hubbard Street Dane Chicago, the HJS Summer Intensive in Amsterdam, and Doug Varone’s Summer Intensive at SUNY Purchase. She has performed works such as Psalm by Jose Limon, Mazurkas by Jose Limon both staged by Nina Watt, new contemporary works by director Stephen Pier, Raymonda the ballet staged by Hilda Morales, and the woman in yellow in Diversion of Angels by Martha Graham. Fran most recently performed in her very own professional show this past July with The Dance Collective as a soloist.