Franci Talamantez-Witte is originally from Wichita, where she was fortunate to perform with theatre companies such as The Crown Uptown and Music Theatre Wichita. She studied Music, Theatre and Dance at KSU. During the pandemic, she kept up her training and studied teacher training with the National Dance Institute. She teaches with Kansas City Young Audiences, Take the Stage, JoCoParks and Rec Performing Arts, Create Space KC and is working on a young actor’s professional education program with Fishtank Theatre.Franci is also a private audition/acting coach and can be reached at her email for inquiries- Francijane81@gmail.com.
She's performed all over the KC area; favorite past roles include Miss Hannigan (Annie), Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Mrs. Wormwood (Matilda), Morticia (The Addams Family), Anita (West Side Story) and May (Junie B. Jones). She has worked on projects with The Midwest Dramatists Center, Project Playwright and performed in vignettes for The DeBruce Foundation and The School of Economics. She lives in KC with her family and couldn't be happier to share her love of all things performance arts with our younger generation.