through movement and dance,


Francesca expresses what she has no words for.

Francesca found belly dance in 2005, and took Cabaret and Turkish style classes for two years. In 2012, she graduated with a Masters of Education in Marriage & Family Therapy. Shortly after graduating, she came across Rachel Brice. That was when her life changed.

While Francesca travels around the US and INTERNATIONALLY to perform, collaborate, and to train with renowned dancers, she resides and teaches dance in upstate New York. She has been studying with Rachel Brice since 2013, and as of April 2016, is an 8 Elements™ Certified Practitioner.

Francesca is dedicated to growing, evolving, and immersing herself in this developing art form that is Fusion Belly Dance.


8 Elements™ Certified Practitioner / Studio Datura / April 2016


Dancer / Jenna Shear & The Slivovica Sizzlers

Masters of Education / Springfield College / May 2012


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In this series, we'll break down the fundamental movements of belly dance with a contemporary fusion influence. No dance experience is required for this class. All levels are welcome.

series will return in 2018


Petite Productions Studio

491 Main St

Catskill, NY




Lessons vary to cover a wide range of topics based on your personalized dance needs. Topics can include the following:

  • Belly dance technique
  • Choreography feedback
  • Performance skills
  • Personal practice assistance
  • Choreography development


Group Lessons and 1:1s are available upon request. Contact Francesca for more details.