The following is a comprehensive list of all current and upcoming programs, classes and choreographic work featuring Francisco Gella and his team of teaching artists. You’ll find detailed information on our intensives and workshops listed under the ‘Programs’ menu.
- Our Intensives & Workshops
- Affiliate Programs
- 24 Seven Dance Convention Tour
- Francisco Gella’s Professional Engagements
Please contact us in the chatbox below or email us to discuss possible artistic and educational collaborations with Francisco Gella. If Francisco is in your city or region and you’d like to have him work with you while he is there, you may also contact him in the chatbox or at the above email link.
our Intensives & Workshops
Academy of Nevada Ballet TheatreLas Vegas, NevadaNovember 16, 2019
Don’t Leave Your Dance Future to Chance
Finding it a challenge to know where and how to start preparing? College Prep Workshops provides 5-hours of exceptional learning led by Associate Director for College and Career Programs Julie Friedrich, a national leader in understanding college dance admissions. As we have seen a rise in dedication to and interest in higher education and dance careers from diverse talented students across the country, this new college preparatory workshop is designed specifically for students who want to move on to that vital next step in their path towards becoming professional dancers. Julie and our team will demystify the college preparation and admissions process. Whether you are starting your senior year or beginning seventh grade, you’ll find everything you need to give yourself an edge in this very competitive process.
If you are unable to make this workshop, stay tuned for location and dates of the Spring 2020 Edition of College Prep Workshops. If you need assistance sooner, consider enrolling in one of our personalized individual consults with Julie Friedrich, Associate Director for College and Career Programs
Cornish College of the ArtsSeattle, WashingtonNovember 29-December 1, 2019
Training To Transform You
The Seattle Dance Advance, held over Thanksgiving weekend, provides 30-hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a strong foundation in technique accompanied with diverse movement styles and genres – all for the purpose of taking your technique and artistry to the next level. A daily foundation in ballet leading into modern and jazz technique, followed by contemporary, African, musical theatre and improv. A transformative three days that will teach you how to fully use your technique to strengthen your artistry. You’ll become a more convincing storyteller.
Los Angeles Ballet AcademyEncino (Los Angeles Area), CaliforniaDecember 28-30, 2019
While They Rest, You Train
The New Year’s Training Camp, held just before the New Year, provides 30+hours of exceptional training over 3-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this intensive provides a rigorous and holistic intensive to accelerate training, inspire and motivate greater individual effort, and prepare students for successful auditions, intensives, performances and competitions in the new year ahead.
Ballet Idaho and Academy StudiosBoise, IdahoJune 1-4, 2020
A joint program of Francisco Gella Dance Works and Ballet Idaho
So much more than just another ballet intensive! You’ll get to work directly with company artistic director Garrett Anderson, Francisco Gella, and company dancers of Ballet Idaho. In three memorable days, you’ll take exceptional classes, workshops, learn Ballet Idaho rep, and see a short performance of work from company members. And the best part is you’ll see what it takes to become a dancer and what it’s like when you arrive. When is the last time you’ve had the opportunity to be integrated into the life of a professional ballet company – all in beautiful Boise, Idaho.
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts CenterMiami, FloridaJune 8-19, 2020 (one-week options available)
Francisco’s marquee two-week summer training program. Ballet+ provides 80-hours of exceptional training over 11-days. Led by Master Teacher, Francisco Gella and a team of Expert Faculty Mentors, this in-depth intensive leads students through developing a strong technical foundation in ballet, modern, and jazz toward a highly refined and authentic individual artistic voice.
Rose Wagner Center for Performing ArtsSalt Lake City, UtahAugust 10-15, 2020
The Youth Festival for Choreography and Dance
There is no other dance event like NCDP. This highly participatory, educational and nurturing event brings together the best parts of every kind of dance experience that student performing artists are accustomed to; master classes, performances, workshops, career exploration, mentoring from professionals and opportunities to make new friends. All activities are geared toward the art of performance and the craft of choreography. Student participants will spend their six days learning new choreography to perform at the closing gala concert. But there’s more. Participants will be given the time and tools to explore creating their own work. The diverse master classes and workshops offered during the festival will be a safe space to encourage risk-taking and self-exploration – essential elements to performing and choreographing.
Canada’s National Ballet SchoolToronto, CanadaAugust 20-23, 2020
The Preseason Ballet Immersive with Francisco Gella and Gerard McIsaac
Grand Jeté is a next-level training and mentoring program designed for students wanting to both increase their technical abilities in ballet AND greatly expand their personal artistry. Led by two of the most gifted, inspirational and highly respected teaching artists in their respective countries, students (for all competition and conservatory dancers, intermediate and advanced ages 8-22 and a special shorter program for ages 6-8) will be in a safe and challenging environment that will prepare them for success in the dance season ahead (and far beyond). With an exciting array of classes, we will explore what it means to choose dance as a professional career with additional guest faculty from some of the most highly regarded schools and companies in North America. Classes will include classical ballet, modern, contemporary, improv, hip hop, and workshops to give you knowledge for the journey!
National Dance InstituteSanta Fe, New MexicoSeptember 3-7, 2020
For Dancers Pursuing Big Dreams
Francisco Gella’s annual Preprofessional Dancer Institute (PDI) offers serious-minded and highly-motivated, aspiring dancers the opportunity to polish their skills and further prepare themselves to enter the world of professional dance. Over this 5-day program, an intimate group of no more than 75 dancers ages 12-18 selected by the program faculty will work intensively with acclaimed teaching artists Francisco Gella and Julie Shulman Friedrich to elevate their technique, broaden their range of stylistic diversity, and explore and hone their creative voices.
Francisco Gella Dance Works Affiliate Programs
International Dance Festival – Palm SpringsPalm Springs, CaliforniaApril 2 – 5, 2020
Join Francisco Gella at the International Dance Festival where he has been named the 2020 Resident Artist. Students who register to participate in this amazing weekend will be taking a six-hour intensive with Francisco, designed specifically for the festival participants. For all of the details and to register, go HERE.
ARIA Ballet IntensiveAnaheim, CaliforniaJuly 20 – 26, 2020
The mission of ARIA is to compliment studio training by concentrating on the fundamentals of Ballet technique, correct placement, core strength, flexibility and basic anatomical knowledge. Francisco Gella and his outstanding faculty aim to guide and teach dancers how to translate their training into stronger dance performance and inspire dancers to strive for their full potential. This packed week of classes, choreography and workshops will culminate in a final performance featuring all of the ARIA dancers. For all of the details and to register, go HERE.
24 Seven Dance Convention Tour
Francisco is the lead ballet and modern instructor for the 2019/20 tour
Francisco Gella’s Professional Engagements
Heidi Knight School of DanceHuntsville, AlabamaNovember 5-7, 2019Francisco will be teaching master classes and private lessons.
San Juan Dance Los Altos, California November 9-11, 2019Francisco will be in residency – teaching classes and choreographing new works.
Yoko’s Dance & Performing Arts AcademyFremont, California November 12, 2019Francisco will be teaching master classes.
Bay Area Dance School Los Altos, California November 13-14, 2019Francisco will be teaching master classes and choreographing.
Pulse Dance Center Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA December 3-5, 2019Francisco will be choreographing a new Modern ensemble.
Los Angeles Ballet Academy Encino, California December 13-15, 2019Francisco will be teaching master classes and choreographing a neoclassical ballet.
Performing Arts Academy of Marin Mill Creek, California January 8-9, 2020 Francisco will be teaching master classes and rehearsing choreography. .
Ballet IdahoBoise, IdahoJanuary 21-24, 2020Francisco will be choreographing a ballet.
Ballet IdahoBoise, IdahoJanuary 28-31, 2020Francisco will be choreographing a ballet.
Orange County School of the ArtsSanta Ana, CaliforniaFebruary 6-9, 2020Francisco will be choreographing a ballet and teaching master classes.
More engagements will be announced here soon…..