Carlos Franquiz

Working with young boys is a great experience for me! A lot of these young boys need a little bit of inspiration from another male dancer and that can take them a long way! As you may know being a male dancer in the world isn't the easiest because of various amounts of stereotypes! So it's hard for a younger boy to want to do something when his other friends are telling him otherwise! As I said it takes one male dancer to inspire a young male dancer to continue dancing! #allboyscandance #Repost @kidchoreo with @repostapp
Just some light cooking. @clos5678 
#mrkid #both #dancers #dancelife #dancestudio #drake #choreography #hiphop Just a little something to post! Take Flight and Inspire! Hip Hop is a Culture not a Trend!
To be a Hip Hop teacher you have to know where it started and how it started! Even being a Hip Hop dancer should require this! Ask an older family member what they think Hip Hop is they may be able to tell you! Strive for more goals! Just a little of inspiration can take you as far as you want to go! ✈️Surround yourself with positivity and people who are willing to correct you to help you!~ A little wisdom from @coreyhawkins Fly with your passions! ✈️ The focus,hunger,drive,and passion! Another vid from my combo the other day! I have been having a great time working with this group of young boys on saturdays with ballet! And they could be the start of something new! I wanna wish these young boys good luck on their performance coming up in a week! Who said ballet dancers can't do Hip Hop?! Thanks everyone for taking my class! Glad to have set a piece of my work on dancers I got to work with everyday this year! On that edit flow ⛽️! 🌚 Just felt it was type wavy 🌊! Was cooking tonight! @kidchoreo Cleaning up my DJ Skills Another party for the books 👌🏼👌🏼💯 @kidchoreo @theresa_heyer And another lit class with @_gxbi_ thanks for reteaching this it felt really good to do it again! @true_edu One of my favs from this weekend! @tiffanie_carson thanks for the awesome combo! @michellemozzz this is for you fam lmao 👌🏼👌🏼 Really lit class with @_gxbi_ @jelisapalenque @adancerian thanks for the awesome class and dope combo @true_edu!

Carlos was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and at the age of seven he started dancing hip hop at a local dance studio. At the age of nine Carlos decided he wanted to dance for a living.  He then began training in various styles of dance ranging from ballet, tap, contemporary, lyrical, and ball room in Brooklyn. He was the lead child role in "Rocket Man" The Film.  Currently he attends the Ft. Hamilton HS/Joffrey Dance Program.  Continuing his training he also has attended the Joffrey Ballet School, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, received scholarships at The French Academie of Ballet, Broadway Dance Center and was one of twenty dancers selected to participate in the NYU/Tisch Future Dancers & Dancemakers program. He has danced as a soloist and ensemble in great venues such as Alvin Ailey Theater, Symphony Space, Manhattan Arts Center, Barclay Center, US Open, Arthur Ashe Kids Day Main Stage and various others.  He has appeared on television shows, such as Good Morning America and ESPN, appearing in music videos and working as an assistant choreographer. He has also performed the role of Fritz and the Nutcracker Prince in various Nutcracker performances throughout NY, and also performed at the Brooklyn Dance Festival, Young Choreographers Festival and more. Carlos is the Founder of All Boys Can Dance, an organization encouraging young males in dance through mentoring and workshops in the NYC area.  Carlos has been highly influenced by Michael Jackson, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolf Nureyev, and Fernando Bujones.  Outside of dance he continues to enjoy sports such as basketball and baseball.  When not training or performing in dance he loves spending time with his family and playing with his two young nephews.