As a very young man, Francois began his career by learning basic dance movements at an early age in his hometown of Les Cayes-Haiti.
To him, it was a very natural part of his
lifestyle and he
considered it an entertaining and challenging hobby.
In 1980, he began his exploration of ballroom dancing at the Policar International Dance Institute in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
In a short time, Francois
also developed his
skills and talents in music video productions at Tele-Haiti, where he
gained invaluable expertise in that field.
To him, the role of dance was unique in maintaining a national and cultural identity.
In 1984, Francois
ventured to the United States to pursue and further develop his
career in dance.
He was invited to join the Arthur Murray Board of Ballroom Dance educators in its rigorous teaching training program.
With the demands and challenges of the program, and as an associate social dance instructor, Francois
achieved a greater understanding of the significance and impact dance would have on his
He arduously studied and graduated with a Music and Video Business degree (MVB), Pursuing a Bachelor degree in Film Making from the prestigious Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and developed a teaching system that conveyed to his students an understanding that musical rhythms are cultural representations, applied to body language emerging as communication of and for different ethnic communities.
love for the art of dancing, and the valuable knowledge he
acquired, led Francois
, in 1989, to conduct specific research studies in the International Ballroom and Latin style dances with eminent coaches, including Claude Beauvaire of Canada, Lee Fox, Patti Troy, Colin Hilary and Francois Szony
as well as a number of other well-known professional in Europe, while he
pored over volumes of written works on the origins of music and dance at Nova University's
As a graduate in business ownership and management, his
career brought him in contact with the owner of one of the largest ballroom/nightclubs in South Florida, Kay's Starlite Ballroom, Inc.
in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
efforts at this establishment, Francois
was instrumental in bringing the Haitian community together in celebration and demonstration of their ethnic and cultural unity.
At this time, he
began development of a multicultural club organization that would embrace and bring together people of all ethnic backgrounds and offer the opportunity to exchange cultural diversity through the art of ballroom dancing.
Six years later, he successfully founded The New Millennium Ballroom and registered it as a member of the International Dance Council with its primary objective as the inclusion of dance as a fundamental part of education in the school system, beginning at the elementary level.
Over the past twenty- five years, Francois
has been instrumental to the success of many ballrooms clubs and dance studios in South Florida by providing his
specialized programs management, choreography, music video and Film productions and much more.
In 1998, Francois
introduced mambo/salsa and the Caribbean rhythms to the International Dance Teachers Congress
in Hamburg, Germany.
Recently, 2005 he
presented the Merengue/Compas & Mambo Dance to the 19th world congress on Dance research in Larnaca, Cyprus: as the social Dance art forms of Haiti.
In 2006: in Athens, Greece.
This year 2008: Francois & Fong
will be in Japan to perform and teach.
And founded the National Dance Council of Haiti
, the official Umbrella organization for all forms of Dance in Haiti.
Francois is a member of the following prestigious organizations:
is available for Coaching, Music Directing, Acting, Film Editing, Choreography, DJ Service and Lectures...