Antonia Franceschi

Antonia Franceschi joined The New York City Ballet after two Hollywood films, Grease and Fame, where she worked with Mr Balanchine and Mr Robbins. In London she has had work created for her by Mark Baldwin, Wayne McGregor, Michael Clark, and Karole Armitage, among others.

She produced four seasons of The New York Ballet Stars (QEH, and RFH), and toured Europe,and has acted as an advisor for The South Bank Centre. She has won London's Time Out Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Dance” appeared in several BBC dance films and independents and has been a guest on Radio 4's woman's hour. Antonia has also been interviewed for the book'Balanchine Then And Now'. In The West End she acted in both The Vagina Monologues, and her own written 'Up From The Waste' (The Soho Theatre). She received grants for both a short film (There), and her dance play POP8 (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre). She has choreographed for several works for Ballet Black, London Contemporary School, The New York Theatre Ballet, and Ballet New York with excellent reviews from The New York Times, The Independent, Time Out and The Guardian.