Videos 2021 & 2022

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Stefan Paolini & Elisa Toro Franky

July 9 (7pm & 9:30pm), 2022.

Minton's playhouse, 206 West 118th Street.

Eclectic piano meets South american, folkloric ballet! Colombia meets Italian Harlem along the Danube!

Performers: Elisa Toro Franky – Dance & Poetry, Stefan Paolini – Piano & Vocals, Simon Pajaro – Sax, Alejandro Becerra – Bass Guitar, Lamine Thiam – Djembe, Xiomara Nino – Percussion & Vocals



Dance With Bach

May 20 (7:30pm) & May 21 (2pm & 7:30pm), 2022.

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church. 152 W 66th St, New York.

Christopher Caines’s choreography is rooted in classical ballet, but his movement vocabulary is wide ranging. Dance with Bach incorporates elements from flamenco, tango, Hindu bharatanatyam, Scottish traditional, and even a bit of baroque dance, all intricately interwoven with Bach’s musical motifs and structures.

Performed live by the Sebastians orchestra. Dancers: Elisa Toro Franky, Michael Bishop, Genaro Freire, Jeremy Kyle, Michelle Vargo, Leigh Schanfein.



El Puente Presente: ¡Manifest!

April 9, 2022.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

El Puente Presente celebrates Women's History Month with a full day of in-person workshops and artistic performances. This year's theme is Radical Resilience.

Elisa has danced "La Pollera Colorá".

Art Bath performance at the Blue Building

March 26, 2022.

222 E. 46th St, New York.

Art Bath is a new monthly performance series that fosters artistic community, exploration, and exchange. Art Bath presents an eclectic spectrum of artists in a raw and intimate environment.

Spring Musicale

March 10 at 7 pm, 2022.

Bohemian National Hall. 321 East 73rd St, 3rd Fl, New York.

A Fusion of Music, Poetry and Dance. Organized by DAHA (Dvorak American Heritage Association).

La Bella Cubana, choreographed by Pedro Jr. Ruiz, is performed by Leonel Linares and Elisa Toro Franky.

Performance in the House of Culture of Sincé (Colombia)

December 29, 2021.

Casa de la Cultura de Sincé (Colombia)

Ballet & La Pollera Colorá in Sincé, Colombia, to infuse joy and cultural richness at the turn of the year.

Guest artists : Elisa Toro Franky, Shoko Tamai

Organizer: Hugo Sierra (director of the House of Culture of Sincé)

Mad World

La Pollera Colorá

Martial arts and ballet (choreography : Shoko Tamai)

Westchester Ballet Company's Nutcracker season

December 17, 18 and 19, 2021.

Lehman Center for the performing arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd West Bronx, New York.

Over 60 years of classical tradition.

Elisa Toro Franky is a featured guest artist in the roles of Snow Queen (see minutes 31 to 39) and Arabian dance (see minutes 51 to 55).

Other guest artists: Dannys González and Nick Logrea.

Un Pedazo de Cielo

November 13, 2021.

A music and dance collaboration. An inspiration in a ephemeral instant of sun over a rooftop in Washington Heights, New York.

Music and Lyrics: J.R. Sastre (from Puerto Rico).

Dance and choreography: Elisa Toro Franky.

Let’s Dance! Accent Dance NYC’s performance and fundraiser

November 6 at 7:30 pm, 2021.

Pelham Picture House, 175 Wolfs Lane, Pelham, New York 10803.

Unique works by David Fernandez, Lucia Jackson , Dardo Galletto, and more! All funds will go toward Access Quality Arts Education in underserved communities.

FJK Dance Season 2021

October 7, 8 and 9, 2021.

New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York.

Celebrating seven years of dance, RESET is a full evening program dedicated to all those lost during this pandemic. RESET is a full evening program dedicated to our beloved founding member and inspirational human being Genevieve Young, her legacy lives through the FJK Dance mission and our commitment to creating positive change.

Choreographer and Artistic Director: Fadi Khoury.

Principal dancer: Elisa Toro Franky.

Music: Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-Flat, Bolero of Ravel.

Accent Dance NYC: The Gift of the Alebrijes for Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2021.

Teatro LATEA in Manhattan, New York.

Internationally renowned Mexican choreographer David Fernández's new work highlights a child's journey through the pandemic, Mexican folk art, mythical creatures, and the importance of family.

Choreographer: David Fernandez

Commissioned by Accent Dance NYC.

Accent Dance NYC: Tribute a Hector Lavoe

September 12, 2021.

Bronx Music Hall Plaza, New York.

A dance tribute to Héctor Lavoe presented in the South Bronx community where Héctor himself lived and worked. He still lives and sings among us.

Choreography: Elisa Toro Franky

Dancers: Alonso Guzmán, Agostina Mocibob, Leonel Linares, Sarita Apel, Andrés Bravo

Music composed by Miguel Ángel Amadeo, Vocals by Héctor Lavoe.

Hosted by Bronx Music Heritage Center. Live music by Oreste "Kidd Ore" Abrantes Jr and his band.

Sancocho LIVE from #RestartStages at Lincoln Center

September 16, 2021.

Lincoln Center Damrosch Park, New York.

For Sancocho, a musical theater work starring, conceived and co-written by Rhina Valentin, the Latin American and Caribbean culinary community is personified by way of the titular meat and vegetable stew that serves as both Rhina's personal COVID coping mechanism and the play's central metaphor. Featuring an all-woman Latina cast and a four-piece band, Sancocho brings Valentin's experience to vibrant life in a celebration of the power of ancestry and food as medicine alongside the artistry of jazz soulstress Jenn Jade Ledesna, bachatera Andre Veloz, tap dance sensation Michela Marino Lerman and la ballerina Elisa Toro Franky.

Aired on TV Bronxnet.

A short and vibrant clip from "Sancocho" (2 minutes)

"Sancocho" full show (1 hour)

Accent Dance NYC, Ninja Ballet & Friends:


July 23, 2021.

Boricua College, 3755 Broadway, New York.

Dancer: Elisa Toro Franky

Choreography: Shoko Tamai, Artistic Director of Ninja Ballet

Music: Requiem Lacrimosa by Mozart

ABUN-DANCE by Ninja Ballet

June 29, 2021.

Chashama Anita's Way, New York.

Principal Performers: Shoko Tamai, Elisa Toro Franky, Seira Kiyono. See in video: minutes 17-34, 44-46, 55-59.

Choreography: Shoko Tamai, Artistic Director of Ninja Ballet

NINJA BALLET seeks to stimulate cross-cultural learning and environmental awareness through dance, music, and visual arts, while inspiring a new generation of enlightened movement artists.

iHeartDance NYC - Sophisticated Lady

June 14, 2021.

At Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 West 63rd Street, New York.

Performed by Elisa Toro Franky and Fadi Khoury

Choreography, Lucia Jackson for Accent Dance NYC | Music, Duke Ellington, arranged by Lucia Jackson and Ron Jackson.

iHeartDance NYC is a new initiative founded by dance activists Melissa Gerstein and Kimberly Giannelli to celebrate and support the dance artists of New York City through performance opportunities and financial relief.

Mad World & Given (Piano and Dance)

May 2021.

These are two of three piano arrangements choreographed and shot during the pandemic in NYC funded by the IndieGoGo Campaign entitled Transmutations: From Fear to Joy.

First song: Mad World by Tears for Fears—with a reference to I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor.

Second song: Given, by Ben Wigler.

Music: Stefan Paolini - Pianist, Arranger

Dancer and Choreographer: Elisa Toro Franky

Director: Ben Wigler. Videographer: Angelo Vasta. Audio Engineer: Steve Mecca -

Filmed at Our Savior's Atonement in NYC