Fran Mangiacasale (covering for Bethany Ramsey who is on Maternity Leave)
Fran Mangiacasale is a contemporary, classical and neoclassical dancer, teacher and choreographer.
Born in Italy he trained in Genova with national and international teachers, he then moved to London in 2002 where he continued his professional development in Contemporary, Ballet (with Roger Tully) and Dance Mastery (with Konstantin Pavlidis).
Fran has danced in numerous companies including The Lindsay Kemp Company, National Dance Company of Wales, Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre, Unstructured Light, Smallpetitklein, The Royal Opera House, The London Ballet Company and performed in different productions and projects with a variety of choreographers.
Fran was also Assistant Choreographer and Dance captain in productions at the English National Opera, Hamburg Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Azerbaijan State Academic Ballet and Opera Sao Carlo ( Lisbon ).
As Choreographer he has created work for Toos Foundation, Opera Fabula (Vienna), XOGA ,The London Ballet Company ,“Let’s all dance” and Blackheath Opera Halls.
Fran has been teaching Ballet, Contemporary, creative workshops and summer courses for Companies, Professionals, vocational schools, children, adults and over 60’s, He has a great passion in transmitting to his students what he was lucky enough to learn and understand from great masters.
Class will begin with a gentle warm up, following on with centre practice and building up to a creative combination using elements from the class.