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Francesca Cipponeri

Staff Info

Position: Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Dancer
ADP Classes: Contemporary-Jazz
Training: Jazz, Modern, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Musical Theatre


francesca cipponeri

Francesca is a California native who began dancing at the age of 3 and discovered her lasting passion for dance, choreography, and musical theatre in her high school years. She is a recent graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance and is currently working on her MFA in Dance with a focus in Choreography at Mills College in Oakland. Francesca has studied under Gary Masters and Fred Mathews.

In 2016, she pursued an Artist's Residency in New York with Transform Arts. While there, Francesca taught with House of the Roses, bringing multiple styles of dance to the homeless youth of Harlem, NY. She also had the honor of dancing with the Martha Graham Company for the fifteen-year anniversary tribute to 9/11 at Lincoln Center. After returning from New York, Francesca as pursued a career in musical theatre and has starred in productions such as The Addams Family and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Her love of choreography has led her to also pursue skills in aerial silks and choreography for the lyre hoop. She has choreographed for theatre and for Modern/Contemporary concerts at SJSU. Francesca takes joy in teaching others how to dance and how to find their groove. She continues to pursue a diverse dance education and hopes to instill a love for dance and choreography in her classes.