Career Highlights

Principal dancer in the FJK Dance 2023 season 

Performed at the New York Live Arts (2023). Quote from Broadway World’s review: “Elisa Toro Franky stands out with strength and elegance in her lines, taking agency over the stage as she skims the floor with her beautiful arches.

Principal ballerina in Christopher Caines’ ballet set to Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

Performed at the Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, New York (2022).

Principal in Pedro Ruiz’ La Bella Cubana duet

Performed at the Bohemian National Hall, New York (2022).

Featured dancer in the Spring Musicale, organized by DAHA (Dvorak American Heritage Association)

At the Bohemian National Hall, New York (2022).

Snow Queen and Arabian in the Westchester Ballet Company’s Nutcracker season

Westchester (2021 & 2022).

Featured ballerina in Rhina Valentin’s Sancocho production

In celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month at Lincoln Center Restart Stages, New York (2021).

Guest artist at I Heart Dance NYC

Event where dancers from top NYC companies are invited, New York  (2021).

Guest artist with El Puente Presente and with a New York Philharmonic string quartet

As part of the Bandwagon series, New York (2021).

Featured dancer & choreographer at the Bronx Music Heritage Center’s Bronx rising! series 

In multimedia performances by Accent Dance NYC on the history of tango and a special tribute to salsa icon Héctor Lavoe. New York (2019 & 2020).

Featured dancer at the 2020 Battery Dance Festival

In the Naranjo en Flor dance film, choreographed by Dardo Galletto and directed by Spanish filmmaker Don Solaris.  New York (2020).

Featured speaker and dance teacher in ABC News 7 and Pix 11 broadcastings

On the impact of Accent Dance NYC’s programming at the Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education in the Bronx. New York (2019).

International Tour in China with FJK Dance

Through 31 Chinese cities at the Poly Theatre Chains.  China (2017)

Guest Soloist in Reflections, Dum Tak, Tangos and Mundo

Choreography by Fadi Khoury; FJK Dance season at New York Live Arts (2016), Battery Dance Festival (2016), and Symphony Space (2016) .

Principal Dancer in Verano Porteño

Partnered by Dardo Galletto at the Gala Tango Show, Clemente Soto Vélez Center, New York City (2015).

Guest Artist, Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker

Partnered by Vladimir Roje (Bronze medalist at the 1978 Varna International Ballet Competition). North Country School of Dance, Newport, VT (2014).

Major roles with Dardo Galletto Dance at 2014 & 2015 Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

In choreography that integrates tango, ballet, and modern dance . Becket, Massachusetts (2014 & 2015).

Artistic Director, Choreographer, and Dancer in El Caldero Creativo galas

Uniandinos Auditorium, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá - Colombia; classical excerpts, modern-dance, flamenco, and tango repertory (2012, 2013 and 2018).

Soloist, Choreographer with Orquesta Colombiana Francisco Cristancho

Dancer in the concert of this philharmonic orchestra, Bogotá - Colombia (2010).

Competed in the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition.

One of the most prestigious Ballet competitions worldwide.  Jackson, MS (2010).

Guest Soloist in choreography by Vincent Orlando

At Long Island High School for the Arts (Huntington, NY) and at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Alaska (2009).

Soloist in Miami City Ballet annual student showcases

Divertimento No. 15 (Balanchine); Who Cares? (Balanchine); Sleeping Beauty (act III); La Bayadere (excerpts); Carnival of the Animals (Yannis Pikieris & David Palmer). Miami (2004-2007).

Honorable Mention in 8th Cuba International Ballet Competition

Senior Women (ages 17–18), 8th International Ballet Competition in Havana - Cuba  (2004) .