Francie has been teaching dance and fitness classes for 40 years and has homeschooled her two
children. She is always excited to get people moving.
Francie earned a B.F.A. from The Juilliard School. She was a principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance
Company. She also performed with Twyla Tharp Dance and her own solo works. She served as director
of the Taylor 2 Dance Company and continues to stage Mr. Taylor’s works. She is a Fulbright Scholar and
a recipient of a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) and has been featured in numerous
film and television productions. She is currently on faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University.
As a Catholic artist, Francie has always strived to connect mind, body, and spirt, and to make her work a
prayer. Now, she is thrilled to share her faith and her experience through Pietra Fitness.
Francie is certified to lead Gentle, Level 1, Level 2 and Chair classes.