Francesca Lee

Instructor

Francesca Lee is a Southern California based dancer, educator, coach, and athlete. As an honored University of California, Irvine Dance M.F.A alum, Francesca enjoys her career as a sought out professional in the arts. She is a member of Mike Esperanza’s Bare Dance Company and has performed with other Southern California companies and choreographers such as Fuse Dance Company, Leann Alduenda, and Christine Baltes. Francesca is Pilates certified with Dance Specialization from Body Arts and Science International under the direction of Karen Clippinger, and has been teaching at Core Reform Pilates in Newport Beach since 2011. She is also certified in Progressing Ballet Technique where she enjoys discovering how to improve dance technique through proper strength training. Francesca has taught many masterclasses and choreographed in various disciplines of dance around Southern California, and has been on faculty at Jimmie Defore Dance Center and Maple Conservatory. Her teaching has taken her to Alaska as well as to the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA). Her choreography has been selected for multiple dance festivals such as the Orange County Dance Festival, Jimmie Defore’s Pulse, Fuse Dance Company’s Synthesis, and ACDA. Her choreographic works also have been showcased in Italy. Currently, Francesca is the Head Coach for Diamond Bar High School’s Dance Company, Adjunct Professor at Mt. San Antonio College and Cypress College.