Frankie is the founder and Co-Director of GUTS Dance Central Australia, based in Mparntwe/Alice Springs on the unceded lands of the Arrernte people. Born and raised in her desert home, her work as a dance artist spans performance, choreography, teaching, community based projects, program creation and facilitation and sector advocacy. Frankie has worked extensively as a performer and choreographer throughout Australia and abroad, for both big companies and on independent projects and programs. Since launching GUTS alongside long time artistic partner Madeleine Krenek, she has created, presented and toured The Perception Experiment (2017), The Lost Dance Project (2018), DANCE (a short homage) (2020), as well as producing and performing in GUTS' first commissioned work Value For Money (2021), alongside teams of celebrated national collaborators. Frankie believes fiercely in bravery, risk, community and collaboration as tools for the development of great art and empowered societies.