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.

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

College Prep Workshops-Las Vegas

Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 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

Seattle Dance Advance Intensive

Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, Washington
November 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.

New Year’s Training Camp

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Encino (Los Angeles Area), California
December 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.

The Ballet Company Intensive

Ballet Idaho and Academy Studios
Boise, Idaho
June 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.

Ballet+ (beyond technique)

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
Miami, Florida
June 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.

New Century Dance Project

Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 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.

Grand Jeté

Canada’s National Ballet School
Toronto, Canada
August 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! 

Preprofessional Dancer Institute

National Dance Institute
Santa Fe, New Mexico
September 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 Springs
Palm Springs, California
April 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 Intensive
Anaheim, California
July 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

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Tamaya
Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 1-3, 2019
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Westin Chicago Northwest
Chicago, Illinois
November 15-17, 2019
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa
San Antonio, Texas
November 22-24, 2019
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Sheraton Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama
December 6-8, 2019
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
Rochester, New  York
January 3-5, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Provo Marriott Hotel
Provo, Utah
January 16-18, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hilton Meadowlands
Meadowlands, New Jersey
January 24-26, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 31-February 2, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Billings Hotel and Convention Center
Billings, Montana
February 21-23, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 6-8, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
March 13-15, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia
March 27-29, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Renaissance Glendale Hotel and Spa
Glendale, AZ
April 17-19, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, Texas
April 24-26, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Embassy Suites Frisco Hotel and Convention Center
Dallas, Texas
May 1-3, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Orlando, Florida
May 8-10, 2020
Register HERE

24 Seven Dance Convention
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California
May 15-17, 2020
Register HERE


Francisco Gella's Professional Engagements

Heidi Knight School of Dance
Huntsville, Alabama
November 5-7, 2019
Francisco will be teaching master classes and private lessons.

San Juan Dance
Los Altos, California
November 9-11, 2019
Francisco will be in residency – teaching classes and choreographing new works. 

Yoko’s Dance & Performing Arts Academy
Fremont, California
November 12, 2019
Francisco will be teaching master classes.

Bay Area Dance School
Los Altos, California
November 13-14, 2019
Francisco will be teaching master classes and choreographing.

Pulse Dance Center
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA
December 3-5, 2019
Francisco will be choreographing a new Modern  ensemble.

Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Encino, California
December 13-15, 2019
Francisco 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 Idaho
Boise, Idaho
January 21-24, 2020
Francisco will be choreographing a ballet.

Ballet Idaho
Boise, Idaho
January 28-31, 2020
Francisco will be choreographing a ballet.

Orange County School of the Arts
Santa Ana, California
February 6-9, 2020
Francisco will be choreographing a ballet and teaching master classes.

 


More engagements will be announced here soon…..