Sunday, January 1, 2017

Virtual C.V.

Candice Michelle Franklin

Candice Franklin Low Resolution

Director/Owner of Pro DANZ® Group, Inc.
Master Teacher in Jazz for Joffrey Ballet School
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Audition Instructor/Scholarship Adjudicator
Head Choreographer for CEG Live Productions
Artistic Producer/Choreographer for 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 choreography has been performed in a host of New York venues including Jacob Javitz Convention Center, The Syracuse OnCenter, Capitale, Odeum Expo Center,  Highline Ballroom, 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, Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater, 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.  In addition, she serves as choreographer for a number of recording artists including internationally celebrated Bollywood Hip hop artist, SHAKTI, and Grammy award winning recording artist, Macy Gray.  Most recently, her choreography work has been commissioned by Pro Arte Dance for continued performances at the Kay Meek Center in Vancouver, Canada, and Tiny Starr Productions at the National Black Theater and Symphony Space. 

she is Head Choreographer for CEG Productions LLC, she performs with the legendary master jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage,
and works as the producer and choreographer for Jazz Ain’t Dead®, a live band and dance production group
Miss Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.


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 School
Colorado 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 Theatre
Wycoff 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

New York, NY
Chicago, IL
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, Canada
San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seattle, WA

Dallas, TX
Boston, MA
Hartford, CT
Denver, CO
Jacksonville, FL
Detroit, MI
Salt Lake City, UT
Washington, D.C.
Warminster, PA
Coral Gables, FL
Oxford, AL
Stamford, CT
Natick, MA
New Orleans, LA
Dallas, TX
Milwaukee, WI
Miami, Florida
Lawrence, KS
New York, NY
New York, NY
Pittsburgh, PA
Wycoff, NJ
East Orange, NJ
Milwaukee, WI
West Union, IA
Falls Church, VA
Crozet, VA
Bronx, NY
Knoxville, TN
Randallstown, MD
Kansas City, MO
Methuen, MA
Raleigh, NC
Cleveland, OH
Lyndon, WA
Waukee, IA
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, MO
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Kent, OH
Bellingham, WA
Detroit, MI
Portland, OR
Little Rock, AK
Rochester, MI


Video Samples
All Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

1. Style - Traditional Concert Jazz
Mingus in My Cup

Pro Arte Dance Centre Student Ballet Company CatchingArt

2.  Style – Neo-Afro Contemporary Concert Jazz

Afro Blue

Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Students with Jazz Ain’t Dead® at Harlem Arts Festival

3.  Style - Jazz
Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Summer Intensive Students Class Combos

4.  Style – Latin Inspired/Traditional Concert Jazz
Joffrey Trainee performs duet live with Jazz Ain’t Dead®

5. Style – Contemporary Jazz/Lyrical
Ain’t No Sunshine
Solo Choreography – Classroom Exercise
Choreography Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®

6. Style – “Candice” Jazz
People in the City
The Bucket Dance of Union Square

Students of the Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive
Opening Number 2016
Guest Performers Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®

7. Style – “Candice” Jazz

Let’s Go Crazy
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive
Opening Number 2017
Guest Performers Courtesy of Jazz Ain’t Dead®

8. Style – Contemporary
Billie Jean
Jazz Ain’t Dead® performs contemporary duet at Joyce SoHo

9. Style – Theater Jazz Inspired by Bob Fosse
Jazz Ain’t Dead® performs classic Jazz trio -Produced by Jazzmobile


10.  Style – Theatrical Commercial Pop Jazz
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Revue
CEG Live Special Event Company New Year’s Eve Performance

11.  Style – Concert Jazz

Jazz Ain’t Dead® Montage
Montage of Jazz Ain’t Dead Show:  The JAD Lounge


Click Here for C.V.

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