Originally from Virginia Beach, Ms. Franco began dancing with Alison Hron and Elbert Watson. She trained at Academie de Ballet in Chesapeake, VA with ballet master Andrei Yemelinov. Ms. Franco spent her summers at Bossov Ballet Theatre, Joffrey Ballet and Richmond Ballet. She moved to New York at the age of 19 to study under Era Jouravlev at the Joffrey Ballet. In 2012-2013, she trained at Richmond Ballet and had the opportunity to perform with the company in the Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Ms. Franco joined MBT in 2013.