About Us

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Leslie Noble, Paul Gillis Photography

Company Dancers
Amy Scaringe
Emily Crews
Leslie Noble
Sean Miller
Carrie Monger

Board of Directors
Charlotte Hollister, President
Laura Lattimer, Secretary
Nicole Russo, Treasurer
Kelly Thompson
Vanessa Giachetti
Waseem Nosair
Quanice Floyd
Mary Canter
Dynne Sung

Liz Hutcheson, Graphic Design
Michael Levy, I.T. Engineer
Ray Gniewek, Photography
Paul Gillis Photography

Jane Franklin Dance celebrates movement and makes dance accessible to a wide range of audiences through public performances, community engagement, dance education, and collaborations with artists from other disciplines.The Arlington-based dance company offers ongoing programs for older adults, performances for children, dance education and collaborations blending dance with visual arts. •

Jane Franklin Dance is a charity recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3). Your contribution is deductible for federal income tax purposes.

EIN# 74-2179431.




1) Current Projects 2015




Jane Franklin Dance is supported in part by Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts,
by Alexandria Commission for the Arts, by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Arlington Senior Recreation and Community Engagement Fund of the Arlington Community Foundation, Washington Forrest Foundation, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and by individual contributors.Participation in CultureCapital is provided through a partnership between the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington and Arlington Arts.



JFD_141222_366Jane Franklin Dance crosses disciplines in partnership with music, media, visual artists and community participants.  A vibrant part of the Washington DC/Northern Virginia cultural community, Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico. 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 at Artisphere.  Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.
Collaborative projects have received funding in multiple years from the Virginia Commission, the Alexandria Commission, and the Arlington Commission for the Arts, American Composers Forum – Washington DC Chapter and from foundations including Arlington Community Foundation and Washington Forrest Foundation.
Jane Franklin Dance conducts ongoing dance education for older adults and youth.  Forty + a performing group of dancers past the age of 40 is seen at numerous centers serving older adults. The company performs for young audiences through the Arlington County Humanities Project.
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