Since graduating from Lindenwood University (‘16) in Dance and Psychology, Chicago-based artist Francesca Baron has been enjoying the tumultuous journey that being an artist entails.
She’s had the pleasure of dancing with Project 606, Trifecta Dance Collective, Inaside Chicago Dance, Leverage Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, and the evening length work Firstbite choreographed and produced by Brian McGinnis. Additionally, she has performed at Elgin Fringe Festival, DanceChance, Carnival’s Choreographer Ball, A New Light Dance Festival, Emergence Dance Festival, LINK powered by Salt Contemporary Dance, among other various free-lance projects. Currently, she is a company member with Still Inspired(?).
Her scope of dance broadened when she attended the American Dance Festival 6-week school where she trained extensively in modern techniques which included gaga with former Batsheva member Tom Weinberger, Lar Lubovitch repertoire with Kate Skarpetowska, and collaborating with John Jasperse in a new creation.
Additional artists she has worked with include Anouk Van Dijk, Becca Lemme, Larry Keigwin, Michael Mizerany, Danielle Agami, David Dorfman, Joy Davis, Charles Slender-White, Roderick George, and Kathryn Florez. Aside from ADF, she has trained with companies Visceral Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Keigwin + Co, FACT S/F, The Cambrians, and Salt Contemporary Dance.