Jason Franco
“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step”
– Lao-Tzu

Jason is a choreographer/performer with 25 years of professional work. Having started performing at the age of 5 in ‘The King and I’, theatre and dance have always been a huge part of his life. He studied dance in various studios in Toronto as well as at the acclaimed Broadway Dance Centre and Steps in NYC.

His work as a performer has taken him to many places across Canada including work with The Charlottetown Festival, YPT and several productions with Drayton Entertainment , to London England’s West End in ‘Casper – The Musical’ written and directed by David H. Bell and in NYC where he was a part of Chet Walker’s (‘Fosse’ / ‘Pippin’) dance company, 8 and ah 1. Jason was also dance captain for Royal Caribbean International.

Jason’s TV credits include the series ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Taxi 22’, ‘Canada’s Got Talent’ and ‘Hellcats ’as well the movies ‘Sing’ and ‘Mirror Mirror’ starring Julia Roberts.

Jason’s work as a choreographer has ranged from revue shows for Paramount Parks, musicals such as ‘Legally Blonde’ for Randolph Academy, ‘Annie’ and ‘Can Can’ for TUTS in Vancouver, ‘The Wild Party’, ‘Debbie Does Dallas’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Anything Goes’ as well as directing the musicals ‘Sunday in the Park with George’, ‘Lorelei’ and ‘Saturday Night’ for Applause Musicals in Concert. His work on ‘Debbie Does Dallas’ received an Ovation Award for Outstanding Choreography of a musical.

Jason created, directed and choreographed ‘Come Together – A Tribute to The Beatles’ for the Segal Center in Montreal. He also served as director and choreographer for the second companies of both ‘Casper’ and ‘The Mask’ for Bultins Resorts in the UK. As an assistant he worked on ’Oliver’ for Drayton Entertainment, ‘Degrassi – The Next Generation’ and ‘Stage Fright’ starring Meatloaf.