Videos 2023

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Nutcracker 2023 Westchester Ballet Company

December 14 - 17, 2023.

Lehman Center For the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468

Westchester Ballet Company’s Nutcracker is a big, bold, full-length production of this holiday classic. No regional production in the New York metropolitan area can compare. Thousands of attendees return year after year, making The Nutcracker a cornerstone of the holiday season.

A cast of 110 dancers, 88 of which are youth dancers from 20 towns and villages across Westchester and beyond, participe in this great production.

As guest artist, Elisa dances as Snow queen (minutes 31 to 39)  and also as in the arabic divertimento (minutes 51 to 54).

Adirondack Ballet Theater Presents The Nutcracker Ballet

December 9 & 10, 2023.

Charles R. Wood Theater. Glens Falls, NY 10468

The Magic of the holidays come alive with the Adirondack Ballet Theater's 26th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's timeless holiday classic, "The Nutcracker" at the Charles R. Wood Theater. This year's performances will celebrate 14 years working together with the Charles R. Wood Theater in bringing the performing arts to the Glens Falls Region. 

Guest artists: Elisa Toro Franky and Leonel Linares.

Accent Dance NYC in Hispanic Heritage Month

October 6, 2023.

Lecture demonstration at Public School 226 New York, NY

Invited by Accent Dance NYC, Elisa Shares the joy and culture of Colombia through this performance of La Pollera Colorá, the most popular and cherished Colombian cumbia. 

Accent Dance continue to provide access to dance and culture in public schools where many children feel overjoyed to see themselves reflected in artists who look like them. 

Composer: Juan Madera, from Sincé, Colombia.

Choreography by Elisa Toro Franky

Dress decorated with yellow butterflies by Julio Verbel Anachury.

Hispanic Heritage Show: performance with Unlimited Stages in celebration of the Hispanic Heritage month

September 23,  2023.

The Green Room 42, 570 10th Ave, New York (YOTEL, Times Square)

Elisa combines tango, voiceover, monologue, and her interpretation of a contemporary Colombian folkloric piece.

Tango. Dancers: Dardo Galletto  and Elisa Toro Franky

Dancing Bamblusco, a song by the colombian group "Trio 3"

Dancing Tango in Bogotá

September 3 & 4,  2023.

A good meeting in Bogotá rehearsing "Oblivion",  this beautiful piece by Astor Piazzolla.

Dancers:  Gonzalo Baquero (philosopher and tango dancer) and Elisa Toro Franky.

The International American Ballet Summer Gala Performance“Timeless Echoes”

August 5, 2023.

Theater at St. Jean 150 East 76th Street New York, NY

Versatile evening of Timeless Echoes in classical ballet, character dance, tango, opera, and more!!

Director: Analia Farfans

Elisa Toro Franky perfoms a Carmen's variation.

Choreography: Alberto Alonso

Wonderama TV show

July 25, 2023.

Times Square, New York.

Elisa Toro Franky dances accompanying the singer  Edwin Vazquez in the iconic Wonderama TV show hosted by David Osmond.  The song "Semilla de Fe" conveys a beautiful message of timeless hope.

Ninja Ballet in ROAR Summer Festival

July 22, 2023.

ROAR Summer Festival, SDR Park-Stanton Street.

Introducing "Ninja Ballet," a groundbreaking performance that transcends genres and cultures. Shoko Tamai seamlessly merges the grace of Classical Ballet with the discipline of Martial Arts, giving rise to an entirely new genre that is part dance, part combat. This captivating production, where 'Swan Lake' meets 'The Matrix,' will transport you to a world where reality and artistry blend harmoniously.

Choreography by Shoko Tamai for Ninja Ballet´s 2023 Sakura production 

Costumes: Lea Kissa. Camera: Javier Garcia Sánchez. Edit: AE Reyes. Important contribution by Tony Ortiz

Performed by Elisa Toro Franky. 


Solo with umbrella - Koto


May 25 - 27, 2023.

New York Live Arts, 219 west 19th street, New York

FJK Dance had a successful program in New York City performing Season 2023 at New York Live Arts. FJK Dance Season 2023 features the company’s signature work in cross-cultural dialogue. Fadi J Khoury, the Arab-American Artistic Director, brings his Middle Eastern heritage to the stage through choreography in a multimedia program combining contemporary dance and visual art; Breaking down stereotypes and expectations of gender roles and expression. 

Artistic Director and Choreographer - Fadi J Khoury

Dancers: Fadi J. Khoury, Elisa Toro Franky, Giovanni Goffreddo, Anica Grace Bottom, Timothy Ward, Gsayuri Tanabe, Estefano Gil, Colby Treat, Heber Romero, Yuliya Chitose

Music - Peter Michael von der Nahmer, Claude Debussy, Abdel Wahab, Hossam Shaker.

Sound design - Omar Dewashi, Richard Schnupp.

Video footage - Angelo Vasta

Choreography, costumes, visual art, video editing - Fadi J Khoury

Through an Artist’s Eye: Nina’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Story

April 30, 2023.

Recorded in Los Angeles.

This is a multi-episode series profiling a woman who is living with metastatic breastcancer. Nina shares her story with choreographer Fadi Khoury and musician Sondra Woodruff, and together, these artists bring Nina’s story to life through art.

Do not miss it, 6 minutes of profound meaning!! Among the most beautiful experiences in my career!

Original song written and recorded by: Sondra E. Woodruff II and @frominezwithlove

Original choreography by: Fadi Khoury. Dance performance by: Elisa Toro Franky 

Camera by @_houseofbaum_

Video created by: Healthline Video Team 

FJK Dance at the United Nations

April  25, 2023 .

United Nation headquarters, New York.

Performing a special tribute to Gibran Khalil Gibran at the United Nations.

Gibran Khalil Gibran, usually referred to in English as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher although he himself rejected the title.

Dancers:  Fadi J Khoury and Elisa Toro Franky. 

Part A

Part B

FJK in Museum of Fine Arts Houston GALA

January 20, 2023.

FJK Dance performance at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston GALA, celebrating the art of Islamic wold. Fadi J. Khoury presents his choreography where his Middle Eastern heritage comes through ballet and contemporary dance.

Museum of Fine Arts, 1001 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX, USA.