Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Francis Lawrence | Steps on Broadway
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Francis Lawrence
Francis was born in Melbourne, Australia and graduated with a Diploma in dance from the Australian Ballet School. He has danced with Australian Ballet Company, New York Theatre Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, New Jersey Ballet and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Francis has performed in all the major classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Don Quixote, Sleeping Beauty, Raymonda and The Nutcracker to modern/contemporary works by choreographer's such as George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Twyla Tharp, Jiri Kylian, Jose Limon, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Ulysses Dove, Glen Tetley, Lew Christensen, John Neumeier, Peter Martins, Olivier Weavers, Mario Radacovsky, Donald Byrd, Darrel Grand Moultrie, Robert Garland & Andy Blakenbuehler.

Francis has performed in three musicals, the Broadway & Australian tour of An American in Paris by Christopher Wheeldon (Tony winner), New YorK City Center Encores show, I Married An Angel by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy winner) and The Wiz by Gerry McIntyre with Broadway Sacramento. Francis has performed in two movies, Tyler Perry & Debbie Allen's, A Jazzman's Blues, and Hallmark's, Sugarplum Twist. Most recently Francis was in an episode of Law & Order. Francis is a freelance artist in New York City.