Francesca Gonzales is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. She has been at Gustafson Dance since the age of 4. She competed with Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club from Levels 4 through 8 for seven years. She has attended State Street Ballet’s Summer Intensive program. In 2010 she received a dance scholarship to attend Long Beach Ballet’s Ambassador to China program. While touring and performing throughout eastern China, she danced in Swan Lake, Act II as well as new dance works such as Ancestors, Swing and Peking. Last year she danced the role of Clara in State Street Ballet’s The Nutcracker. This year, Francesca looks forward to attending and performing at RDA National Festival in Montreal, Canada.