Originally from Virginia Beach, Ms. Franco began dancing with Alison Hron and Elbert Watson, former Alvin Ailey principal. 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 with the Richmond Ballet and had the opportunity to perform with the company in the Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Ms. Franco has performed many roles with Manassas Ballet, including Arabian, and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, White Cat and Pink Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. She is also a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor and Ballet Teacher. Ms. Franco joined MBT in 2013.