Francesca graduated with an MFA from the school of Dance and Integrated Media at California Institute of the Arts.
She was full time faculty in the Dance and the Integrated Media programs
from 1999 to 2021.
In 2018, Francesca started a new collaborative class called CineDance, co-taught with Mavra Peponi. It is a production-oriented course that motivates the creative collaboration between choreographers and filmmakers, exploring the shared languages of dance and film - movement, space and time - and the compositional strategies common to both.
Stills of featured films (in order):
untitled by Sky Spiegel & Max Harper
"Happy Days Are Here Again" by Andrew Beers & Kevin Zambrano
"Landing" by Marissa Osato, Tim Nicholas & Jinglin Liao
"404. Error" by Yue & Simone
"Domesticated" by Simon Gulergun, Audrey Collette, Chen-Hui Mao & Victoria Roman
"Diana" by Angel Teng, Eunhye Hong Kim, Yuchen Zhou, Yikai Luc Wu, Im Vorapharuek, Chen-Hui Mao
Summer Romance by Marissa Brown, Khadim Dai, Sam Gulergun, Max Harper & Chen-Hui Mao
"Naughty Lux" by Yakai Luc Wu, Arron Wilson & Paige O'Mara
"Blue" by Lizzy Noriega & Victoria Roman
untitled by Eunhye Hong Kim & Maya Allen
"40 Kymata" by Antigoni Kapaka, Cody Banks, MarieElena Martingano, Alexandria Garland & Madison Lynch
untitled by Anakaren Silva & Odessa Uno