Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Candice Michelle Franklin –Choreographer, Dance Artist, Master Teacher in Jazz Dance Studies

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


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.  Miss Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and a founding member of the not-for-profit 501(c)3 dance advocacy foundation, iDANZ®, Inc.

Candice Michelle Franklin
Master Teacher in Jazz and Jazz Dance Studies

Master Class List
Dance Conservatories/Colleges/Academies
Joffrey Ballet School                                                             
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago                                              Vancouver School of Arts and Academics                               
Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita Academy      
Mauro Youth Ballet                             

Andanza Contemporary Dance
Pacific Northwest Ballet                                                         

IABD/Dallas Black Dance Theatre                                           Boston Ballet                                                                    University of Hartford/The Hart SchoolColorado Ballet                          
East Coast Ballet                                                             
Detroit Music Hall Center for Performing Arts                        
University of Utah/Marriott Center for Dance                         
IABD/Joy for Motion Dance Center                                        
Bravo Dance Center                                                               
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts                                            
Freddy Jet Art House and Dance Conservatory                     
The Ballet School of Stamford                                                 
Walnut Hill School for the Arts                                              NOCCA -New Orleans Center for Creative Arts                       Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts     Young Dance Academy                                                            
Joffrey Ballet School/Miami -New World School of the Arts     
University of Kansas Department of Dance                             
Uptown Dance Academy                                                           Ballet Hispanico                                                                         Pittsburgh Ballet TheatreWycoff School of Dance                                                           
Cycely Tyson High School of the Performing Arts                   
Next Step Dance Studio                                                            Expressions Dance Studio                                                        
Ballet Nova                                                                     Albemarle Ballet Theatre                                                           Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center                                           Angela Floyd Schools                                                                N'Ferno Performing Arts Center                                   Kansas City Ballet  Center for Performing Arts Methuen                                        
Carolina Dance Center                                              IABD/Cleveland Dance Movement                                          
Infinity Dance Company                                                           
Westside Dance Academy
Together We Dance
PINX Dance Academy
Jovan Miller Dance Productions

IABD/Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Kent State University
The Majestic/Dance Prodigy Booking
Suzanne’s Main Street Dance Centre
Classical Ballet Academy
Arkansas Academy of Dance
Eisenhower Dance
School of Alberta Ballet
Edge School for Athletes
Hovi Strauss – Dance Etc.!
California Dance Theater
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Click here for choreography recommendation letters:

Randy Thomas, Universal Music Group (Jazz & Contemporary Music Label Executive)
Beverly Fish, CEG Productions, LLC (Live Music and Dance Event Corporation)

Adam Hootnick, Resonance Interactive (Music Video Film Director/Film Production Company)

Lafayette Harris, Jr., Pianist (Major Jazz Recording Artist and Music Director of Bring in Da’ Noise/Funk)

SHAKTI, Internationally Celebrated Bollywood Hip Hop Recording Artist

Michael Blake, Director of Jazz and Contemporary at Joffrey Ballet School (Testimonial of Choreography/Instruction)

PS 87, Testimonial of Student Lecture Demonstration