CLASS WITH FRAN FEELS LIKE…
… light-hearted, educational, and often challenging.
– INTRO TO SILK
– SILK LEVEL 1
– SILK LEVEL 2
– HOOP FLUIDITY
Fran has a passion for coaching and choreographing on various aerial apparatus. Her focused direction on form, technique, and conditioning, her ability to rapidly assess each individual strengths and needs, along with her vast aerial vocabulary, offer students opportunity to achieve their goals safely, and advance them into the next level of training and performance.
With a background in theater and dance, she took to the air originally as the flyer in a 2-woman acrobatic duo, performing in the US and abroad for 17 years. It was during this time that she also found her love for performing in the air, and she and her acro partner quickly incorporated her aerial choreography into their shows. Initially performing on Spanish Web and Trapeze, she began to explore silks, corde lisse, lyra, aerial net, harness, and duos. She also spent 5 years learning Flying trapeze, achieving a number of tricks out of lines. Her nickname became: Frantastic!
Some of her performing credits include Late Night with David Letterman, Lincoln Center Outdoors and with the Little Orchestra Society, the Slipper Room, Big Apple Circus, Dixon Place, Pavel Zustiak Dance Co, Madison Square Garden: Phish Concerts, and in events working for Chezzam, Patricia Birch, Cirque-tacular, Heliummm, and Lululemon Athletica. Her signature Skybody aerial classes have been hailed by Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, TV Guide Network’s Hollywood Bodies, Shape Mag, NY Magazine, Allure and Vogue. Some of her favorite aerial mentors are Brett Womack, Juliana Neves, Terry Beeman, the San Francisco Circus Center, Tanya Gagne, and Kevin O’Connor. She is certified in Personal Training and Group Fitness, Yamuna Body Rolling, and is a YA certified 200 hr ISHTA Yoga instructor.
She enjoys teaching silks at Om Factory also, practicing Pilates on her reformer, going to Argentine Tango classes and milongas and the company of her beloved cat, Oliver.
To book a private lesson with Fran, please email Aerialfran@gmail.com