Jane Franklin

Jane Franklin | Movement and Dance

Educational Background/Training

MFA as a University Fellow at The Ohio State University; CMA Certified Movement Analyst from Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies

About the Artist/Ensemble

Jane Franklin combines movement with visual arts, spoken word and music.    A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects.  Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and her video work Four Mile Run Footbridge was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition.

Educational Program Description

  • Workshops Students find their passion in the performing arts through movement, theatre, dance and visual arts.  Workshops may be coordinated with faculty or parent-teacher organizations to meet academic goals for a specific area of study. Basic dance concepts are utilized and topics are explored creatively.
  • Residency offers an in-depth opportunity to develop a larger movement vocabulary through multiple workshops. A culminating performance features materials created by the participants, and collaborative ideas developed with theatre, music or visual arts.  Supplementary activities can be added for the community.
  • Arts Integration for Teachers provides a creative connection to curriculum.  Fundamental dance elements and developmental movement theory provide a basis to encourage student self exploration and critical thinking.  Each Professional Development workshop can be crafted to specific subject areas or may center on teaching methods, collecting creative tools, or working within an environment.


  • All Ages
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