Frances Lai Baca has a MFA in Dance from New York University Tisch School of the Arts and a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she graduated with honors. In addition to her dance career Frances has been a fitness instructor teaching Pilates, GYROKINESIS®️, GYROTONIC®️Expansion System, CARDIOLATES®️, and more. She has completed the ABT National Training Curriculum Preprimary-Level 3, the Horton Pedagogy Workshop (Beginning-Advanced Levels) and the Limón Advanced Teacher Training. Her choreography has been performed in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens and in various San Francisco Bay Area locations. She’s been fortunate to present her work twice at the world renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in Scotland. Frances is excited to be a part of the Berkeley City Ballet faculty, where she can impart her acquired knowledge.