Frances Bradley

frances bradleyPerformed in Black Girls Rock, was featured Tap soloist for international touring company Illstyle & Peace Productions, was cast in Noah Racey's Pulse: The Beat of Song and Dance; trained with Savion Glover. Frances currently performs and teaches in New York and St. Maarten. She is also an exciting visual artist. See her artwork in Tapology's T-Shirt design.

Frances began her training under the guidance of her father, Bruce Bradley, at Creative Expressions Dance Studio. She served as an instructor and choreographer for the Flintstone Hoofers. A 2006 graduate of Philadelphia's University of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration she worked recently for the world renowned Mural Arts Program in Philadelphia. In 2009, Frances was selected to train with world renowned performer, Savion Glover for a year at his newest dance studio, The Hooferz Club. She was the featured soloist and tap dancer for the international touring company, Illstyle and Peace Productions. Other notable performances would include: "Tap Masters Honorarium" in Oklahoma City, Savion Glover's "Footnotes" in Detroit, MI., 2000 National Tap Dance Day "Tap Extravaganza" in New York City, "Bubblin' Brown Sugar" in Atlanta, GA. and the West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival in Philadelphia.

As a visual artists, Bradley has been recognized through the National Conference of Artists in Philadelphia where she received the Artist Legacy Award and awarded studio space through 40th St. Artist in Residence Program in Philadelphia. Because of her strong passion for social change through the arts, she founded the Murals for Flint Project, a project based organization dedicated to teaching diverse forms of art to communities, and using mural art to beautify impoverished areas.