Aug 2022 at the Athenaeum/ Watch the River Flow Jane Franklin Dance returns to the Athenaeum with new works that respond to the exhibit Potomac River Life in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Clean Water Act. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO VIEW     Dec 2022 at Theatre on the […]

Family Friendly

Mouse in House “Mouse in House” inspired by the book “The Mouse of Amherst” by Baltimore author Elizabeth Spires is a family friendly performance about a mouse that takes up residence in the home of reclusive poet Emily Dickinson.  Gradually the mouse learns everyone has feelings and that even a mouse can write poetry. CLICK […]


Performances from regional festivals – Black Rock Center for the Arts 2023, Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2023 and 2024, Capital Fringe Festival, Charm City Fringe. Click on the photos to load. Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival 2024 Bounce is a tidy prompt to generate multiple meanings.  Choreography by Ryan Bailey (premier), Jane Franklin (intergenerational premier), Gabriel Mata (premier), […]


Enjoy recent performances: Here at Dogtown Dance Theatre, Richmond, Bits & Pieces at the Athenaeum, In Place at TOTR, Climate (Oct 2021) at the Athenaeum plus bonus features.  Purchases help sustain the Artist Support Fund. Click on the photo to load.

Vintage JFD

Welcome to a collection of performances from past years, venues and specific sites around Northern Virginia and Washington DC. Click on the photo to load.       Shorthanded an “immediately compelling” (Dance Metro DC) work, visually represents stories of coming of age. Reminisce with an inter-generational cast and revisit objects tied to life landmarks; the […]

2020 Virtual Shows

The unusual restrictions of covid-19 brought about different methods to connect with audiences .  Several platforms helped us to present live stream performances through 2020. Click on the photos to load. HIDDEN TALENTS a Nov 7, 2020 performance from Inner Ear, a recording studio founded in Arlington, Virginia by musician and recording engineer Don Zientara. […]

Family Shows

Family friendly shows combine movement, text and music to tell a story.  Narrative performances, adapted from books, invite audience participation with relatable story lines and lots of good fun. Click on the photos to load. THE BIG MEOW Adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires, The Big Meow is the story of an ever-hopeful fluff-ball […]