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Francie Huber is from Kansas City, Missouri. She earned a B.F.A. from the Juilliard
School in New York. A principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ms. Huber
created many roles including the solo inCascade, “the polka” inCompany B, as well as the lead role in the internationally acclaimedPiazzolla Caldera. Her contribution to this work was featured in the 1999 Academy Award nominated
documentary film,Dancemaker. Ms. Huber was also featured in several television productions including the Dance
in America series’ Emmy Award winningSpeaking In Tongues,the Emmy nominatedThe Wrecker’s Ball, the Dannmarks Radio production ofSpindrift And Syzygy,and the 1992Kennedy Center Honorsand in the documentary film, “Callings” by John Altman. She was awarded a Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award)
for sustained achievement in dancing for her work with Mr. Taylor. Ms. Huber also
performed with other companies including Twyla Tharp Dance as well as performed her
own solo works. In addition to her performing career, she has served as director of
the Taylor 2 Dance Company, the second company of Paul Taylor and continues to stage
Mr. Taylor’s works on professional companies and universities. Ms. Huber is a Fulbright
Scholar. She received a Post-Doctoral, lecture and research grant, which led her
to Amman, Jordan where she was the Guest Artist at the Queen Noor Al Hussein Performing
Arts Center. She was also the Dance Artist in Residence at the Carlsen Center in
Kansas City for several years where she worked on the advancement of state and national
standards for dance education and teacher training. Ms. Huber has been teaching master
classes and workshops at universities, professional companies and private studios
around the world and her choreography can be seen on many regional companies and schools.
She has served on faculty at The Taylor School, New World School of the Arts and she
currently lives in Southwest Florida with her husband and two children and enjoys
teaching at Florida Gulf Coast University.