About Us

Paul Gillis Photography

Board of Directors
Charlotte Hollister
Amy Firestone
Vanessa Giachetti
Danielle Moretti King
Laura Lattimer
Kelly Thompson
Priyanka Dalwadi
Quanice Floyd

Jane Franklin, Artistic Director
Alison Waldman, Admin. Associate
Nancy Gross, Education Coordinator

Company Dancers
Wayles Haynes
Amy Scaringe
Katie Tuebner
Emily Crews
Kevin Truitt
Krysia Bock

Adjunct Artists
Andrea Ligon

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

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Jane Franklin Dance is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code EIN# 74-2179431.

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 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.

Jane Franklin Dance partners with digital and visual artists, neighborhood participants, composers and musicians.  A vibrant part of the metro area cultural community, the company has been presented at the Velocity DC Dance Festival at Sidney Harman Hall, Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, Source Festival, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival at Atlas Performing Arts Center, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Dance Place, Grace Street Theater, Dance Bethesda, Old Dominion University’s Choreographers’ Showcase, New York’s International Dance Festival, Charlotte Dance Festival in North Carolina, Richmond’s “Yes, Virginia-Dance!” and internationally in Mexico with the interactive Temporal Interference, which was then performed at College of Arts & Media at University of Colorado Denver.  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 is a recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Initiative grant for a dance/video project inspired by round wall skateboarding.  A kinetic sculpture dance, Incidence, was presented by Mead Theatre Lab, a project of the Cultural Development Corporation.  Jane Franklin received a Special Opportunity Award to create public art project for the City of Alexandria using dogs & owners.  Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington.  Jane received a scholarship for Leadership Arlington’s Signature Class of 2014 and her video work was selected for PHOTO/VIDEO 13: Juried Mid-Atlantic Exhibition.  Jane Franklin Dance is a recipient of Arlington Economic Development Non Profit Capacity Building Program.  Jane Franklin Dance conducts ongoing dance education for older adults and youth.  Forty + a performing group of dancers past the age of 40 has been seen at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “Diversity Day, in concert programs by Jane Franklin Dance, and in workshops and performances at numerous centers serving older adults.  Books have been adapted into family-friendly performances and the physical story-telling is the basis for camps.   Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.  The company performs for young audiences through the Arlington County Humanities Project.