Francesca holds degrees in Theatre and Acting from QUT and furthered her training in Shakespeare at RADA, Shakespeare’s Globe (UK) and Shakespeare & Company (US)..
Frankie has pursued directing and arts education alongside her acting career since graduating. As an actor Frankie’s has worked across Australia and overseas for Sport for Jove, International Actors Ensemble, Auckland Summer Shakespeare, Bell Shakespeare, Queensland Theatre Company, Critical Stages, Griffin, Parramatta Riverside and Old Fitz, as well as making screen appearances in Marley, Someone; The Beehive (Tribeca Short Film Festival); Starting from Now, Home and Away, Packed to the Rafters and Venus & Adonis.
Francesca’s Directing experience includes Sport for Jove’s mainstage and Summer seasons as well Coordinating and directing for the Second Age Project since its inception in 2012. She has also directed for Bell Shakespeare and renowned drama schools QUT and ACA. Most recently she directed Killing Katie for Ensemble Theatre.
Francesca has over 15 years’ experience as a Drama and Acting teacher, working throughout Australia and internationally with individuals and within school and university institutions.
Francesca received a 2010 Churchill Fellowship to direct and teach Shakespeare in South Africa, a 2015 Globe International Actor’s Fellowship to train in London, UK and in 2017 was a recipient of the Sandra Bates Director’s Award at Ensemble Theatre to work with the company throughout the year. Frankie is a proud member of Actors Equity.