Francesca Matthys is a South African interdisciplinary dance artist, writer, facilitator, and Kundalini Yoga teacher based in London. Her practice is rooted in connections to ancestral wisdoms through movement, text, collaboration and community. Francesca has collaborated with esteemed artists and produced her own work in dance, theatre and film in South Africa and internationally. She has been part of collaborations supported by The British Council and Arts Council England. She participated in TalentLab23 at Théâtres de la Ville Luxembourg as part of The Zebras Crossing Collective which she co-founded in 2022. She has recently worked with arts organisations such as Serendipity Institute for Black Arts and Heritage, Independent Dance, Dance Umbrella UK, Dance Art Journal, Theatre Rites and Agudo Dance Company. Francesca is currently a Creative Research Associate at the University of Johannesburg, a facilitator at the Baked Bean Charity where she facilitates inclusive dance as well as a freelance artist. In January 2024 Francesca will premiere her latest solo work St-AH-p at Resolution Festival at the Place.