Nurturing Passionate Dancers

Into Multifaceted Professionals

Francisco Gella holding a contemporary dance pose.

Holistic Dance Education & Training

Ethos, Artistry, Intention, Empowerment, Direction,
Technique, and Restoration

“Welcome to our domain, to our world, where we dance because we love it, dance because we live it, and dance because we have nothing to prove and everything to share.”

– Francisco Gella

Our Ethos : Mindset

Our Ethos : Mindset

Your Movement Mirrors Your Mindset

Your Movement Mirrors Your Mindset

The Francisco Gella Dance Works dance philosophy informs our practice. What makes our teaching methodology so unique and effective is that we spend as much time and energy working on technique, strength, and artistry as we do on mindset.


Transformation happens for young dancers when they can first visualize and then believe what is possible. It’s only then that they understand how to break through perceived limitations.

As a starting point, we live our ethos with young dancers in the studio and outside of it, which helps them reframe negativity and self-doubt, and claim victory day in and day out when faced with challenges throughout their dance journey.

By helping young dancers develop their own personal ethos, we're giving them the single most important gift that will help them throughout their career and will make them stand out in the crowd among their peers: confidence tempered by humility.

Intention : Hands

Outward Expression of an Inner Desire

“My life's work is to teach dancers to look at themselves, to provoke insight through introspection and to instill an unwavering passion for dance. Through dance I inspire my students, my dancers, and my audience to embark on a personal journey, to honestly express themselves, without self-doubt or fear of others criticism, and in the process – and perhaps most importantly – becoming personally motivated to rise above an existence of mediocrity.”

– Francisco Gella

Artistry : Heart

The Core of Dancemaking and Performance

Our teaching artists and core faculty are renowned performing artists and choreographers who have chosen to share all they have learned with all of the generations of dancers who follow them. While still practicing their own art forms, these educators have made it their life's work to usher in the next generation of artists, leaders, and change-makers. Through commissions and dancemaking education, we're able to not only inspire, but to help young dancers tap into their inner creativity, which will no doubt be a catalyst in making the world a better place.

Francisco Gella helping a young ballet student at the barre.

Intention : Hands

Outward Expression of an Inner Desire

“My life's work is to teach dancers to look at themselves, to provoke insight through introspection and to instill an unwavering passion for dance. Through dance I inspire my students, my dancers, and my audience to embark on a personal journey, to honestly express themselves, without self-doubt or fear of others criticism, and in the process – and perhaps most importantly – becoming personally motivated to rise above an existence of mediocrity.”

– Francisco Gella

Artistry : Heart

The Core of Dancemaking and Performance

Our teaching artists and core faculty are renowned performing artists and choreographers who have chosen to share all they have learned with all of the generations of dancers who follow them. While still practicing their own art forms, these educators have made it their life's work to usher in the next generation of artists, leaders, and change-makers. Through commissions and dancemaking education, we're able to not only inspire, but to help young dancers tap into their inner creativity, which will no doubt be a catalyst in making the world a better place.

Empower : Core

Empower : Core

Every Dancer is Unique

Every Dancer is Unique

Every dancer has a journey that they must travel, but they don't have to do it alone. In addition to our highly sought after programming, we do offer one on one mentorship and private instruction for both parents and students.

Get the answers you seek, and chart a path to success with the help of professionals that have not only done it themselves, but have helped countless others as well.

Compass : Direction

Compass : Direction

The Way You Move Along the Journey to Becoming a Professional Dancer

The Way You Move Along the Journey to Becoming a Professional Dancer

With over two decades of professional success teaching, adjudicating, choreographing, mentoring, etc, we've curated proprietary annual programming that is specifically designed to help fill in the gaps and ensure that young dancers have what they need on their dance journey. From technique to college and career planning, we've built the programs we wish we had when we were on our journey.

And now, it is our pleasure to bestow those learnings and gifts on to the next generation of dancers and their support system so that they may ultimately succeed in whatever it is that they choose to do. Choose the category below for more information on programming that is available for your current or upcoming stages of your dance journey.

Francisco Gella helping a young dancer stretch at the barre.

Restoration : Soul

Self-Love, Celebration, Healing

We are incredibly proud of our students because many of them have gone on to have successful careers as professionals, teachers, company members, and distinguished arts majors at some of the top schools and conservatories in the world. It’s by no accident that they continue to succeed.

As staff members, we set our intention upon each and every student. Seeing each one greater than they see themselves, with the hope that they soar to great heights and achieve their dreams. So now, we want to celebrate their triumphs over self doubt, and recognize the courageousness of our students. While they make it look easy, it requires an immense amount of self-love and healing to accomplish what many fail to. We are truly blessed that they chose us to join them on their journey.

Technique : Feet

Movement and Growth with Grace and Ease

Our teaching artists travel all over the world and may be in a city near you soon! For more info on our transformative programs that were specifically created to ensure that young dancers have the proper foundation of both dance vocabulary, technique, and application that will serve them in their current and future dance endeavors, check out our options for technique below:

A group of dancers practicing on stage, holding a contemporary dance pose together.

Restoration : Soul

Self-Love, Celebration, Healing

We are incredibly proud of our students because many of them have gone on to have successful careers as professionals, teachers, company members, and distinguished arts majors at some of the top schools and conservatories in the world. It’s by no accident that they continue to succeed.

As staff members, we set our intention upon each and every student. Seeing each one greater than they see themselves, with the hope that they soar to great heights and achieve their dreams. So now, we want to celebrate their triumphs over self doubt, and recognize the courageousness of our students. While they make it look easy, it requires an immense amount of self-love and healing to accomplish what many fail to. We are truly blessed that they chose us to join them on their journey.

Technique : Feet

Movement and Growth with Grace and Ease

Our teaching artists travel all over the world and may be in a city near you soon! For more info on our transformative programs that were specifically created to ensure that young dancers have the proper foundation of both dance vocabulary, technique, and application that will serve them in their current and future dance endeavors, check out our options for technique below:

Accomplishments

Accomplishments

We proudly celebrate the schools, colleges, intensives, companies and awards from which our students have been recognized

We proudly celebrate the schools, colleges, intensives, companies and awards from which our students have been recognized