Jane Franklin Movement and Dance

Jane FranklinPhoto by Enoch Chan


Jane Franklin
3700 S Four Mile Run Drive
Arlington VA 22206
Phone Number: 703.933.1111
Email Address: janefranklindance@gmail.com
Website: http://www.janefranklin.com


Jane Franklin combines movement with visual arts, spoken word and music.    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. 

She is the artistic director of Jane Franklin Dance, an Arlington-based dance company offering performance partnerships with artists from a variety of disciplines. 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.   Forty+  and workshops for older adults provide adult dance programming such as free healthy movement workshops at senior centers, classes for active older adults and rare performance opportunities for dancers over age 40. Performances for children delight young audiences with imaginative storytelling through dance. Workshops and camps provide intensive learning in movement, theatre and visual art; with children’s literature as a basis for creating narrative.  Jane has led arts integration workshops for public school educators for the Kennedy Center’s Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers Program.  She was an invited presenter at Dance and the Child International Conference in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Educational Background/Training

MFA as a University Fellow at The Ohio State University; CMA Certified Movement Analyst from Laban/Bartenieff Institute for Movement Studies


$300 - $500 per day depending on number of activities and length of residency.
Fees are negotiable.


Elementary School (1-5), Middle School, High School, Community programs for older adults

Educational Programs

  • Workshops Students find their passion in the performing arts through movement, theatre, dance and visual arts.  Workshops may be coordinated with faculty or parent-teacher organizations to meet academic goals for a specific area of study. Basic dance concepts are utilized and topics are explored creatively.  
  • Residency offers an in-depth opportunity to develop a larger movement vocabulary through multiple workshops. A culminating performance features materials created by the participants, and collaborative ideas developed with theatre, music or visual arts.  Supplementary activities can be added for the community.
  • Arts Integration for Teachers provides a creative connection to curriculum.  Fundamental dance elements and developmental movement theory provide a basis to encourage student self exploration and critical thinking.  Each Professional Development workshop can be crafted to specific subject areas or may center on teaching methods, collecting creative tools, or working within an environment.