Donna Griffith Franklin

Donna Griffith received her MFA in Dance from UNCG in 2023, where she presented her thesis film Looking Glass Land. She was a Graduate Teaching Associate in the School of Dance and a 2020 recipient of the UNCG Graduate School’s Inclusiveness Award. Drawing on experiences gained from a lifelong devotion to classical ballet, as well as current scholarship on dance and culture, Donna’s choreography celebrates the multiple perspectives that make up US American history and culture. Her pedagogical method emphasizes classical and contemporary technique training within a whole-person-centered approach. Currently Donna is a dance instructor and dance company director of the McCafferty Visual and Performing Arts Program at The Catholic High School of Baltimore.