Kajsa Thuresson-Frary

It is an understatement to say that Francisco Gella brings passion to his work – Mr. Gella IS passion and everyone in the room gets to have a taste! It’s remarkable to witness how dancers come to life, try harder, and start to free themselves when Francisco teaches the class or workshop. I have witnessed him work with non-dancers, beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers and his expertise comes wrapped in the kind of authenticity and joy that is nothing but contagious. You are seen in his class and he generously bares his soul. His work as a choreographer is striking, dripping with attention to detail, artistic integrity and simplicity. In addition, he’s a joy to present and work with both as an educator and artist.

Kajsa Thuresson-Frary
Director of Education
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert, CA