Antonia Franceschi

Antonia Franceschi. Photo: Laurie Lewis

Ballet Yoga Marylebone Dance Studio, 12 Lisson Grove, London
NW1 6TS

Antonia offers private teaching specialising in helping dancers recover from injuries. She teaches ballet, floorbarre and teaches yoga for dancers inspired by gyrotonics and gyrokenisis as she trained with Julio Horvath for ten years.
Classes are held in her home and are £50 per hour.

Antonia Franceschi has taught for the following companies:
Scottish Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Alvin Ailey, Complextions, Richard Alston, Adventures in Motion Pictures, DV8, Random, Ricochet, Union, and ARC Dance company.

She teaches Balanchine pointework to the students of London Studio Centre and Scottish Ballet, has taught a Balanchine workshop at The Hammond School, as well as a term at The London Contemporary Dance School.

She also teaches open classes at Pineapple, Danceworks, The Place, and Marylebone Dance Studio.

Dance styles
Ballet, floorbarre and pointework

Who the classes are for
Adults, professional dancers and vocational dance students in professional training

Locations
London Borough of Westminster

Marylebone Dance Studio, 12 Lisson Grove, London NW1 6TS
Nearest tube & overground rail station: Marylebone station on the Bakerloo line

Pineapple Dance Studios, 7 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA
Nearest tube station: Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line

London Borough of Camden

The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY
Nearest tube station: Euston on the Victoria and Northern lines

Contact
Antonia Franceschi
Email: franceschi@hotmail.co.uk

Biography
Antonia Franceschi played a lead in the film Fame and was featured in Grease. She was one of the last generations chosen by and to work with the legendary ballet pioneer George Balanchine, and Jerome Robbins, to join the New York City Ballet, where she danced many roles. When she danced ‘Bach Sonata’ with Anthony Dowell, (‘Makarova and Co’), she was described by Clive Barnes “Here is a star to watch”.

In London she had works created on her by Mark Baldwin, Wayne McGregor, Michael Clarke, Arlene Phillips, Matthew Hart, Cathy Marston, Karole Armitage, and Anthony Van Laast.

Antonia won a Time Out Award winner for “Outstanding Achievement in Dance”.

Antonia performed The Vagina Monologues at The New Ambassadors Theatre.

Her dance play “Up From The Waste” was co-produced and performed by London’s The Soho Theatre directed by Nancy Meckler to critical acclaim, receiving Four stars, Sunday Telegraph.

Antonia was featured in several dance films for British television, including Baldwins’ Point Blank and Ecco for Channel 4, and Frankenstein, her own “There”. She is featured in Merchant Ivory’s The Golden Bowl.

She produced four programs of The New York Ballet Stars, (The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall). The group toured The Sintra and Harrogate Festivals.
She was an advisor for five years as The Southbank Centre.
She commissioned choregraphers Christopher Wheeldan for The Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Karole Armitage for The Royal Festival Hall.

Antonia received a grant from Camden to create POP8 for The Lion and The Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town.

In March she premiered her ’City Scenes’ for The New York Theater Company.
Brian Seibert of The New York Times wrote: “Franceschi’s City Scenes was a surprise. There are echoes of Balanchine all through it, but if the dance is imitative, it also demonstrates lessons well learned, particularly concerning musically responsive structuring. We should see more of Ms. Franceschi’s work.”

She was interviewed for the book Balanchine Then and Now, Slyph Editions.

Antonia has choreographed for The Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, The Place Theatre, Turtle Keys, The Sintra Festival, The Albany, The Wharehouse, The Gantry, The Lion and The Unicorn, The Music Box, and the London Contemporary School.

Franceschi loves teaching. Her regular teaching gigs are Richard Alston Dance Company, Rambert Dance Company, The New York Theater Ballet, DV8 , Scottish Ballet, Random Dance Company, Adventures in Motion Pictures, Alvin Ailey, Complextions , and the boys of Billy Elliot.

Antonia has taught workshops of “Dancers Into Speaking” (International Workshop Festival), and has been a guest on radio programs such as Woman’s Hour.

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