Friday, June 10, 2016

Easy Street from Joffrey Ballet School Spring Concert 2016

Easy Street

Joffrey Ballet School Spring Dance Concert 2016
One of my FAVES!!!!

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

A Dream Deferred & Afro Blue Matinee Performance

A Dream Deferred & Afro Blue

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Department Spring Concert 2016
Matinee Performance

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cool Like Dat and Fever JBS Matinee

Cool Like Dat and Fever…. 

Trying to capture the New York spoken word and jazz scene I saw in the 90’s for the kiddies when I first came to NYC.

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin,
Rogerst Charles on Alto Sax (Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®)

Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Spring Dance Concert 2016

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Summertime Interlude Adagio Jazz Ain't Dead

Summertime Interlude
Jazz Ain't Dead(R)
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin


Candice Michelle Franklin

EPK includes Music Videos and Live Concert Footage of Jazz Ain't Dead
®, plus samples of Street Jazz, Corporate Industrial,
Contemporary Concert Dance, Bollywood, Fashion, Master Class combos & Student Performance.

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Candice Michelle Franklin
Creator of JAZZ AIN'T DEAD® Live Music and Dance Production

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Choreographer/Dancer/Producer/Creative Director of Live Stage Shows in Music, Dance and Theatre and Master Teacher in Jazz Dance Studies


Originally from St. Louis, MO, born and bred into Jazz dance and influenced greatly by the Jazz music scene, Candice Michelle Franklin is a New York based professional dancer, choreographer, and producer who has been seen in numerous film, TV shows, music videos, industrials, and, of course, on the live stage performing in plays and dance companies.  She has a B.A. in Fine Arts majoring in Dance on four-year scholarship, studied on scholarship at Steps on Broadway, trained in St. Louis at Missouri Concert Ballet, and, upon invitation to New York, received her conservatory training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center.  She owns Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc./The Pro DANZ Group in which she oversees the dance and creative direction of several performance groups, recording artists, industrials, and stage shows.  Her work has been performed in a host of New York venues including Jacob Javitz Convention Center, The Syracuse OnCenter, Capitale, Odeum Expo Center, Broad Street Ballroom, The Kumble Theater, Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cafe, Webster Hall, The SPACE at Westbury/Westbury Theater, Stage 48, the Oheka Castle, The Theater of Riverside Church, The Sage Theater, American Theater of Actors, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and Joyce SoHo, as well as numerous casinos on the east coast such as Turning Stone, the Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Trump Taj Mahal, Tropicana, Borgata, and Caesar’s.

Most recently, her choreography work has been seen in the WEBBY-nominated music video for the rock band Black Taxi called “Shoeshine,” in the holiday stage play, "Coming Home to Christmas," and in the gospel stage play, Blest Be the Tide, performed at Aaron Davis Hall in New York City.  In addition, she is Head Choreographer for CEG Productions LLC, is choreographer for the 80′s Girl Group, Buffalo Stance, and serves as choreographer for a number of recording artists including Natiah, internationally celebrated Bollywood Hip hop artist, SHAKTI, the rapper BRASCO, and Grammy award winning recording artist, Macy Gray.

Currently, she performs with the legendary master jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage, works as an Advanced Jazz instructor and adjudicator for The Joffrey Ballet School in the Jazz and Contemporary department for their summer intensive and elite professional bound trainee programs, instructs in Joffrey's Master Teacher National tour, and works as the producer and choreographer for Jazz Ain’t Dead®, a live band and dance production group performing at Jazz Festivals and Jazz concert series' such as Jazzmobile, the Harlem Shrines, and the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival.  Coming up next year, her production, Jazz Ain't Dead® will be featured as one of the resident performance groups for the upcoming Nashville Jazz Festival slated for the Summer 2015.  Miss Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and is represented by DDO Artists New York City.

Dance Artist/Choreographer/Master Instructor in Jazz Dance Studies:
Traditional Jazz Technique, Contemporary Jazz Soul, Lyrical, Theater Jazz, Afro-Fusion Jazz,
Latin Jazz Styles, Commercial Jazz, Street Jazz for Young Dancers, Studies in Jazz Rhythms for Dancers,
Concert Jazz & Repertory from Jazz Ain't Dead®

Contact Information:
Email Candice Michelle Franklin 
Phone:  212-426-1305
Company Website:
Non-Profit Organization:

All Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Music Videos

Back-up Dancers/Street Jazz


Jazz Ain't Dead®

CEG Live -Entertainment Event Company



Modern/Jazz Concert Dance


Joffrey Students in Performance


Joffrey Students In-Class Combos


In-Rehearsal for Jazz Ain't Dead


Fashion Show

Cool Like Dat Fever 7pm Show

Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Cool Like Dat into Fever Medley
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz and Contemporary Students 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Easy Street Tech Rehearsal Joffrey Ballet School Students

“Easy Street”
Joffrey Ballet School Students
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Master Class Schedule Summer 2016


Candice Michelle Franklin Summer 2016 TEACHING TOUR
Master Class Schedule for
Candice Michelle Franklin Summer 2016.


Date Venue City
July 25 – August 12, 2016 Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive 2016 New York, NY
August 15 – 19, 2016 Center for Performing Arts, Methuen, Summer Dance Intensive Boston, MA
August 20 – 21, 2016 Dance Prodigy Booking Dance Workshop Ferndale, WA
August 22 - 26, 2016 Pro Arte Dance Summer Dance Intensive & Commissioned Work Vancouver, B.C. Canada
August 29, 2016 Jovan Miller Dance Productions Seattle, WA
August 30, 2016 Pinx Dance Academy St. Louis, MO
September 3, 2016 Together We Dance St. Louis, MO