NEW CENTURY DANCE PROJECT: The Pioneering Youth Dance Festival

  • August 14, 2018 - August 18, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT August 14-18 Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Francisco Gella, Artistic Director Jeffrey Hoffman, Festival Director Repertory Dance Theatre, Presenting Sponsor For details and registration, go to Situated geographically between the two largest centers of dance in the United States (New York City and Los Angeles) and in a state with (more…)


  • Preprofessional Dancer Institute
    August 30, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Preprofessional Dancer Institute (PDI): For dancers with big dreams For all program details and to apply go to A focused program giving highly-motivated and serious-minded young dancers the opportunity to polish skills and prepare to gain acceptance into exceptional college dance programs and enter the world of professional dance. For dancers ages 12-18. Application deadline (more…)


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  • The College Prep Workshop Series
    September 22, 2018
  • The Huntsville Workshop
    September 22, 2018
  • The Fresno Workshop
    September 29, 2018
  • The Southern California Workshop
    October 6, 2018
  • The Seattle Workshop
    October 14, 2018
  • The Northern California Workshop
    October 21, 2018

With Julie Friedrich

Associate Director for College and Career Preparation, Francisco Gella Dance Works  

As we have seen the rise in the dedication to and interest in higher education and dance careers from diverse talent 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. The program will be tailored to meet the individual needs of each student, so whether the student is considering a full time collegiate-level arts conservatory or pursuing a minor in dance along with their academic major at a university, each student will have the resources to meet their needs. This course will give our most talented dance students the guidance and one-on-one help necessary to succeed in gaining entry to a top level dance/arts program or rounding out their college education with an arts minor. This seminar unites the artistic development with the intellectual evolution of the dance student. The workshop surmises the culmination of the high school dance experience and positions the student for the greatest possible success in higher education, conservatory or pre‐professional opportunities of the highest caliber.

About Julie Friedrich

Julie Friedrich created and led the college seminar program for over ten years at two premiere arts high schools in California; the Orange County High School for the Arts, and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The overwhelming success of the program led Francisco Gella Dance Works to add the program to their roster of offerings in 2017. Under the mentorship and guidance of Julie Friedrich her students have gone on to study at such schools as; USC Kaufman, Juilliard, Boston Conservatory,  NYU Tisch, Laban School, and University of Michigan. In 2013 President Obama and the White House named Julie one of the most influential arts teachers in the country for her mentorship of young dancers, and her work with numerous winners of the Young Arts Competition.

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SEATTLE DANCE ADVANCE 2018: Training to Transform

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  • Seattle Dance Advance
    November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

A Thanksgiving Weekend in Seattle You’ll Always Remember. Almost 30 Hours of Exceptional Training in 3 Days. Expert Faculty Mentors Led By Master Teacher Francisco Gella. All at the Beautiful Historic Studios of Cornish College of the Arts. This three-day holiday weekend intensive focuses on providing strong foundation in technique accompanied with diverse movement styles (more…)


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  • New Year's Training Camp
    December 27, 2018 - December 29, 2018

WHILE THEY REST, YOU TRAIN.  3 Days. 27 Hours.  8 Exceptional Faculty Mentors. 1 Transformative Experience.  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. Frequently called a ‘breath of fresh air’ by students, parents, (more…)