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. Currently she resides in Massachusetts where she is an MFA Performance + Choreography Fellow at Smith College.
She’s had the pleasure of dancing with Project 606, Trifecta Dance Collective, Inaside Chicago Dance, Leverage Dance Theater, Visceral Dance Chicago, Still Inspired, Stilgo Dance + Tech, 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.
Her scope of dance broadened first 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. Then in 2019 she travelled to Amsterdam to immerse herself in the study of Countertechnique under founder and director Anouk Van Dijk.
Additional artists she has worked with include 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.