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The Team

Francesca Goodinson
Company Artist and Social Media Manager

Frankie is on the teaching team for Ascension Youth.

Originally from Bedfordshire, Frankie studied at Trinity Laban and graduated in 2021, with a First-Class Degree in Contemporary Dance. Prior to her vocational training, Frankie attended University of Warwick, studying German and Linguistics. Situated in Coventry, she spent free time taking class at the DanceXchange and with Rutherford Dance Company youth company, RDC. Her background in language is something that has influenced her work as a dance artist. During her training, she collaborated with Alleyne Dance, Lea Anderson and Rahel Vonmoos. Alongside her degree, she was a member of the BalletBoyz Dancers Course working closely with the company dancers and associate artists: Anna Watkins, Feet off the Ground, Sarah Golding and Jose Agudo. Frankie is looking forward to returning to the dance scene in the Midlands and growing exciting opportunities for young people to professionals!

Lexy Garner

Associate Artist 

Lexy is on the teaching team for Ascension Youth.


Lexy graduated from Coventry University and Tartu University’s Viljandi Cultural Academy in 2020 with a first-class BA (hons) in Dance with an International Enhancement Year and the Cecilia McFarlane Tutor Prize. Starting as Company Intern in 2019, Lexy is now an Associate Artist for Ascension where her roles cover workshop delivery, management of Ascension Youth and dance performer. Since graduating, Lexy bases herself in the Midlands and has worked closely with FABRIC (DanceXchange and Dance4) as a dance artist and workshop leader including for the inclusive mass-community project Critical Mass as well as the Centre for Advanced Training scheme. More recently, she was elected to be a part of PDSW’s Young Choreographer’s 2022-2023 cohort mentored by Joseph Toonga. Lexy is particularly interested in interdisciplinary collaboration utilising movement as a universal language and is keen to explore this with dynamic movement in professional and community based inclusive settings.

Image taken by : Alicia Fretter / @aliciafretterphotography
Lexy works with us on a freelance basis.
Please get in touch with her via: for performance, workshop delivery and interdisciplinary art collaborations enquiries.
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