Francesca Forcella comes to BalletX after working as a company member with the Washington Ballet Studio Company and Los Angeles’ American Contemporary Ballet.
She trained with Gina Forcella at Dance Stop Education Center in New Jersey, then continued her classical ballet training with Risa Kaplowitz and Susan Jaffe. At 16 she joined Houston Ballet II and continued training with Claudio Munoz and Sabrina Lenzi. In HBII, she toured nationally and internationally, and in 2011, she represented Houston Ballet at the International Youth Dance Festival in Budapest, Hungary.
Francesca has been privileged to have ballets set on her by choreographers Ma Cong, Elie Lazar, and Lincoln Jones. She has danced ballets by George Balanchine, Stanton Welsh, Twyla Tharp, and Septime Webre. Among her favorite roles are the female leads in Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June and in Stanton Welch’s Fingerprints. Francesca joined BalletX in 2013.