Hailed by the Boston Globe as "absorbing, steadfast and compelling", Frances Lorraine Samson is a New York based artist originally from Toronto, Canada. She has been featured by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), TEDx and Harper's Bazaar, and has had the honor of working for institutions such as The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase College and the Danish National Academy of Music. Frances was a principal dancer with the Limón Dance Company (2022 Bessie Award for Outstanding Choreography) from 2017-2023 and is currently on faculty for the Limón Institute. She has had the pleasure of collaborating with artists such as Kate Weare, Francesca Harper, Raúl Tamez, Kayla Farrish, Madeline Hollander and Aszure Barton. Frances currently works for Award-winning choreographers Twyla Tharp and Baye & Asa.
Frances offers a functional approach to ballet barre. This is accomplished through the exploration of gravity; surrendering and resisting to create movement that is organically dynamic and easily adaptable to a wide range of choreographic styles. Dancers will use breath, opposition and weight to convey emotion, highlight sensation and increase full body awareness. Frances challenges dancers to move space, play with rhythm and find freedom beyond the form.