Francis Lawrence

Francis Lawrence

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Francis Lawrence was born in Melbourne, Australia, and studied with Lorraine Backbourn. He then moved on to the prestigious Australian Ballet School, where he graduated with a Diploma in Dance. His professional career has seen him grace the stages of renowned companies including, the Australian Ballet Company, Grand Rapids Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

Francis has showcased his artistry in a diverse repertoire, from classical more

Class Descriptions


Teaching ballet is a passion of mine, and I enjoy creating classes that challenge and strengthen dancers to perform at their best. My approach involves building muscle, coordinating arm movements for port de bras, and testing rhythmic patterns, among other helpful techniques.

Having grown up learning the Cecchetti method and achieving my advanced exam, I later studied the Vaganova Method at The Australian Ballet School graduating with a Diploma. Since coming to the United States, I've been exposed to the Balanchine style, and I consistently incorporate all these influences into my classes.

Inspiring up-and-coming dancers through teaching is incredibly rewarding to me, and I'm passionate about helping them reach their full potential.

Upcoming Classes

Tue · May 28
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


BDC offers more than 350 drop-in classes a week!
Walk-ins welcome. All levels and styles.


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