Marie Francis

BA Hons, AISTD

Cecchetti Classical Ballet, Musical Theatre, Commercial Jazz

Upon graduating from London Studio Centre with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Dance, Marie has strutted and twirled her way around the world. Career highlights have included choreographing and dancing for singer 'Bryan Ferry' and also 'Roxy Music' on their worldwide tours, which included performances with Johnny Mar and Nile Rogers. Dressing up for stunning costume dramas such as Disney's 'Maleficent' and 'A Little Chaos' with Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet. Twirling around on numerous TV shows including Strictly Come Dancing, David Letterman, Horrible Histories and Pompidou with Matt Lucas. As well as walking international catwalks for brands such as Gucci, H&M, Dorothy Perkins, Wella and L'Oreal to name a few.

When not teaching Marie still picks up a feather or two to perform with international cabaret act and show girl artistes 'The It Girls' as well continuing her work in the music industry looking after fabulous acts and bands for some of the most glamorous events in the world …

Marie has an extensive 10 year + teaching background both in the UK and abroad. She was co-founder of the TenPilates (Notting Hill) TenBarre Syllabus and now runs her on own classes across Essex (Barre Fusion). She also assisted with the launch of BabyBop Dance in China and teaches at various schools and theatre group across London and the South East, sharing her passion and love of the arts.