Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Coming Home to Christmas 2015 Videos


Mary, Did You Know Sunday Performance 2015

There is No Failure Friday Performance 2015


Patience Monologue & Funeral
Friday Performance 2015

The Eyes of All -Angel Scene


Mary, Did You Know with Coffee Table
Friday Performance 2015


Club Scene Friday Performance 2015


Hospital Scene Friday Performance 2015

Opening Scene Sunday Performance 2015

There is No Failure Sunday Performance Side View


Church Scene Sunday 2015

The Eyes of All Sunday Performance 2015


Hospital Scene Sunday Performance 2015



Thursday, December 3, 2015

Master Class and Audition Tour Winter 2016


Master Class and Joffrey Ballet School Adjudication schedule for Candice Michelle Franklin Winter 2016.

Date Venue City
Sunday, January 10, 2016 Center for Performing Arts, Metheun Boston, MA
Sunday, January 17, 2016 Carolina Dance Center Raleigh, NC
Thursday, January 21, 2016 IABD Denver Denver, CO
Friday, January 22, 2016 Dance Prodigy Booking
Closed Master Class
Ferndale, WA
Saturday, January 23, 2016 Dance Prodigy Booking @The Majestic Bellingham, WA
Sunday, January 24, 2016 Kansas City Ballet School Kansas City, KS
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Chicago, IL
Saturday, January 30, 2016 Pro Arte Centre Master Class TBD Vancouver, Canada
Sunday, January 31, 2016 Pro Arte Centre Vancouver, Canada
Saturday, February 6, 2016 Arkansas Academy of Dance Little Rock, AR
Saturday, February 13, 2016 Eisenhower Dance Rochester, MI
Saturday, February 20, 2016 Elevation Dance Company Billings, MT
Sunday, February 21, 2016 Kent State University Kent, OH
Saturday, March 5, 2016 Classical Ballet Academy Portland, OR
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Venue TBD Baltimore, MD

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pro Arte Performs New Work by Candice Michelle Franklin

Teen dance company from Pro Arte Dance Center in Vancouver, Canada performs beautifully a new work by Candice Michelle Franklin.  Director is Astrid Sherman.  Check it out!

Nature Boy
Music by Kurt Elling
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Courtesy of Jazz Ain't Dead

Friday, August 28, 2015

More Cowbell–Master Class with Candice Michelle Franklin

Give me an hour and one dance combination
and you get this…

”More Cowbell!”
Master Class with Candice Michelle Franklin
Advanced Intermediate Jazz at Pro Arte Dance,
Vancouver, Canada

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dancing in the Dark today

Hey, the tune is called Dark Horse,
so, of course, we’re dancing in the dark today!

”Dark Horse”
Music sung and re-interpreted by Alexa Ford

Class Combination Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Advanced Intermediate Master Class at Pro Arte Dance Center, Vancouver, Canada

Monday, June 1, 2015

Master Class Schedule Summer 2015


Candice Michelle Franklin Summer 2015 TEACHING TOUR
Master Class Schedule for
Candice Michelle Franklin Summer 2015.


Date Venue City
July 27 – August 14, 2015 Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive 2015 New York, NY
August 17 – 21, 2015 Center for Performing Arts, Metheun, Summer Dance Intensive Boston, MA
August 22 – 24, 2015 Dance Prodigy Booking Dance Workshop Ferndale, WA
August 24 – 29, 2015 Pro Arte Dance Summer Dance Intensive & Commissioned Work Vancouver, B.C. Canada
August 31 – September 5, 2015 Mauro Youth Ballet San Juan, Puerto Rico
September 3 – 4, 2015 Andanza Contemporary Dance San Juan, Puerto Rico

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Last Class of the Spring Semester 2015

Today was my last class with my students at the Joffrey Ballet School ending Spring Semester 2015!  It was a fantastic year…  Miss you already guys! 
Muah, Muah, Muah!!!

Joffrey Ballet School Jazz Class with Candice Michelle Franklin
May 28, 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Amy Schumer Babies and Bustiers

Hey, Fam,

See if you can spot your gal in this funny clip!  I’m playing a pageant mom.   I was in three other scenes (One backstage with character daughter, one in the lobby rehearsing dance steps with daughter, and one sitting in a row with other pageant mom;s being judgmental to Amy’s character, but they were all cut from this clip…  Probably to long…….  Booooooo.  But a fun day anyway!!!!!


Sunday, February 1, 2015


Candice Michelle Franklin

Dance Artist/Choreographer/Producer

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®

clip_image002[4]Born and bred into Jazz music and dance, Candice Michelle Franklin is the creator and choreographer of the music and dance live stage production, "Jazz Ain't Dead®" and a national touring master instructor in Jazz dance studies to academy, collegiate, and conservatory-trained students across the country.  Originally from St. Louis, MO, she is now a New York based professional dancer, choreographer, and producer who has been seen in numerous film, TV shows, music videos, industrials, and, on the live stage performing in plays and dance companies.  While in St. Louis, she trained at her cousin's studio, Pelagie Green Wren Academy of Dance, Ray Parks Academy of Dance, Geri Stretz Academy, and Missouri Concert Ballet.  Later, she received her in B.A. in dance on a four-year dance scholarship. While in New York she received her formal training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center as well as studied on scholarship at Steps on Broadway.  Since then, she performed in New York City with the Dunham-based dance company, Joan Peters Dance Company and modern-based company, Earl Mosley's Diversity of Dance, and performed as principal dancer with Nommo Contemporary Dance Company, Phoenix Rising Dance Company, the Underground Dance Project, Vissi Dance Theater, and the Graham-based dance company, Avodah Dance Ensemble.                                         

clip_image004[4]Since 2001, she has owned 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 Kumble Theater, Syracuse Oncenter, Odeum Expo Center, Broad Street Ballroom, Capitale, 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 the Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun, the Borgata, Turning Stone, Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino, Tropicana, and Caesar’s.

Currently, Miss Franklin performs live with legendary Jazz Pianist, Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage, works as an Advance Jazz Instructor and adjudicator for the Joffrey Ballet School in the Jazz and Contemporary department and instructs on the Joffrey Ballet School's Master Teacher National Tour, serves as the Head Choreographer for CEG Productions, a high-end exclusive event production company choreographing singers and dancers, background singers, and actors for live stage shows, and produces and choreographs,
Jazz Ain't Dead
®, a live band and dance production group performing for Jazz festivals.  Miss Franklin is a founding member of iDANZ, Inc., a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, and is represented by DDO Artists New York City

Photo:  Members of the JAD team pictured with Candice (second from left).

Recent Choreography Credits:
·          WEBBY-nominated music video for the rock band Black Taxi called “Shoeshine,”
·          Music video for rapper, BRASCO called “So Fresh”
·          Holiday stage play, "Coming Home to Christmas," at Theater of the Riverside Church
·          Gospel stage play, Blest Be the Tide, performed at Aaron Davis Hall in New York City
·          MTV’s “Listen to the Beat” Live in Concert

Additional Chorography Credits:
·         The Live Concert Grammy Award winning recording artist, MACY GRAY
·         80′s Girl Group, BUFFALO STANCE
·         R&B Hip Hop recording artists including NATIAH
·         Internationally celebrated Bollywood Hip hop artist, SHAKTI  

Current Positions:
·         Performs with the legendary master Jazz pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs II's New Vintage
·         Advanced Jazz instructor and adjudicator for The Joffrey Ballet School in the Jazz and Contemporary department to their summer intensive and elite professional bound trainee programs, and instructs in Joffrey's Master Teacher National Tour.
·         Head Choreographer for CEG Productions, a high-end exclusive event production company, choreographing dancers and singers, background singers, and actors for live stage shows
·         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. 

JAD (Jazz Ain’t Dead), Candice’s production company, will be featured as one of the resident performance groups for the upcoming NASHVILLE JAZZ FESTIVAL slated for the Summer 2015!

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
Contact Info: 
Candice Franklin, New York, NY 
(212) 426-1305  Email:  


Monday, January 12, 2015

Recap: Albemarle Ballet Theatre Joffrey Audition

Hey Folks,

Just got back from my first weekend of the Joffrey audition tour.  I was teaching the lovely students in Crozet, Virginia at Albemarle Ballet Theatre, and a local NBC news crew swung by before I taught my Jazz audition for the Joffrey Ballet Jazz and Contemporary program.  These students were so well behaved and very attentive which I love!  I hope to see them again soon.

Anywho, watch me swing the curtain open and "sashay" past the camera in my casual NY model walk.  That part is hilarious!


NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Friday, January 9, 2015

Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Audition Tour 2015

Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Audition Tour 2015
Coming to a City Near You!

Michael Blake, Director
with Joi Lynn, Candice Michelle Franklin, and David Strobbe


Joffrey tour 2015

Once again I’m honored to be joining the audition team of the Joffrey Jazz & Contemporary Department.  I will be a master instructor on the tour as well as adjudicating placement into the school’s summer intensive and trainee programs. 
Hope to see you on tour!

Audition Cities for Candice Michelle Franklin

Saturday, January 10, 2015 Ballet Nova Falls Church VA
Sunday, January 11, 2015 Albemarle Ballet Theatre Crozet VA
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Carolina Dance Center Raleigh NC
Friday, January 23, 2015 Infinity Dance Company- closed Master Class Bellingham WA
Saturday, January 24, 2015 Infinity Dance Company Bellingham WA
Saturday, January 31, 2015 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Chicago IL.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita Academy North Vancouver BC
Saturday, February 7, 2015 Music Hall Center for Performing Arts Detroit MI
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Kansas City Ballet School Kansas City MO
Sunday, February 15, 2015 Westside Dance Academy Waukee IA
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Hope College Dance Department (Dow Center) Holland MI
Sunday, March 1, 2015 Young Dance Academy Oak Creek WI