Francesca Lee

Jazz  | Contemporary | Solos






Francesca Lee is a California native, but found her love for dance at the Haller Classical Ballet School in Covington, Louisiana. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Dance at the University of California, Irvine, where she is a teaching assistant and a member of the performance ensemble DTM2. Francesca graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo earning a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and a Minor in Dance. At Cal Poly, she performed, choreographed, and assisted in student directing the Orchesis Dance Company. She was also a member of Central California’s modern dance company, Variable Velocity, under the direction of Diana Stanton and Jude Clark Warnisher. After leaving the Central Coast for Southern California, Francesca became a member of Fuse Modern Dance Company and danced with Bare Dance Company. She is Pilates certified with Dance Specialization from Body Arts and Science International under the direction of Karen Clippinger. She has also been a Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Pilates teacher at various studios in Orange County, including Jimmie Defore for the past five years. Francesca recently travelled to Italy where she performed, choreographed, and served as Rehearsal Assistant to Dr. Lisa Naugle for the DTM2 ensemble.

Francesca’s Role at TDC

Francesca has been teaching at Tustin Dance Center for the last 3 years. Francesca teaches Jazz and Contemporary classes, and choreographs and teaches solo dances.










Francesca Lee





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