Frances Fontana began her training with Beryl Minson (RAD) and Rosemary Newton (FATD) at a local Sydney dance studio.
Frances began her professional career working at a variety of venues in Sydney before joining Princess Cruises in 1987 as a dancer and then going on to be Dance Captain for 3 years.
Upon her return, she was fortunate to become an examiner with Federal Association Teachers of Dance (now known as Australasian Dance Association). She has been a Major Examiner and on the Board of Directors for many years and has examined extensively both in Australia and Overseas.
Frances also completed her Certificate III in Fitness and Pilates based Matwork and Ball. She has been teaching all grades of ADA Tap & Jazz from Pre-Primary to Teachers level at The McDonald College for over 15 years and has also been involved with the performance groups.