Performance Artist; Singer; Storyteller
Francie Dillon, nominated for a Regional Emmy Award, winner of the National Parent’s Choice Approval Award and a recipient of the Best Newcomer Award by nationally syndicated children’s music critic Deborah Moore, captures the hearts and minds of youngsters and families with her contagious uplifting musical and storytelling style.
Dynamic and engaging, Francie fills any type of performing venue with passion and gusto. Described as “a Magnetic Performer”, by the Sacramento Bee, her remarkable showmanship and personal warmth shine through whether she’s performing in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, in front of a symphony orchestra, a school, in hospitals, or for “a story time” in an intimate bookstore setting.
RESUME: Resume Francie Dillon Professional Highlights: National Awards Emmy Nominee “We’re gonna be OK”, Winner National Parents’ Choice Approval Award, Best Newcomer Award Yamaha Artist. Other: “Spirit of California” KXTV Channel 10 “Community Gem” Award – Blue Diamond Growers 2000 “Award of Excellence” Album Projects The Toy Box – National Award Winner Sing A Song – Regional Award Winner All about Series: ABC’s Dancing, My Favorite Foods Video Projects/TV “We’re gonna be OK” – Produced by The California Attorney Generals Office “Good Day Sacramento” – Channel 31 – Featured artist at Borders Books. Concerts, Special Events, Fairs , Festival Highlights(Partial Listing) Six Flags Marine World, Vallejo, CA Sacramento New Years Eve Sky Concert ,Sacramento, CA (Emcee Family Stage) Pepsi Kid Around Festival – Dallas, TX Sacramento Santa’s Parade -Sacramento, CA (Performance Main Float) Monarch’s (NWBA) Literacy Kickoff Event, Sacramento, CA Bear Valley Musical Festival – Bear Valley, CA (Orchestral Performance) Thomas The Train Festival, Sacramento, CA (Featured Storyteller) Disney Radio/Blue Diamond – Pumpkin Festival – Half Moon Bay, CA Gold Rush Days – Sacramento, CA (Emcee) Winter Wonderland Concert – Sacramento City Library, Sacramento, CA Family Concert, City of El Dorado, El Dorado, CA Tulsa International Mayfest -Tulsa, OK (Emcee) Mix 96 Kitefest – Elk Grove, CA (Emcee) Borders Books & Music – Western Regional Performer Neewollah Festival – Independence, KS Mountain View Art & Wine Festival – Mountain View, CA (Emcee) Read Around the Capitol – State Capital, Sacramento, CA Children’s Fun Fest – San Jose, CA (Emcee) Stockton Asparagus Festival – Stockton CA (Emcee) KCRA Sacramento Safety Fair – Sacramento, CA Glendale Memorial Hospital – Los Angeles, CA (Emcee) Educational Conferences and Events: Workshop Presenter/ Key Note: 2009 CSUS Artist Fair, California State University, Sacramento. 2008 Young Author’s Conference – Keynote Speaker, Ft. Hays University, Hays, Ks. 2008 – Kansas State Reading Association State Conference – Keynote & Presenter 2006 California Library Association State Conference – Presenter and Luncheon Entertainment 2006 Head Start – Keynote and Presenter SCUSD – Passport to Success Child Action Inc. – Keynote and Presenter Early Start National Conference – Presenter Teaching: 2007 – Current : Professor, Children’s Literature CSUS 2002 – 2005 Guest Lecture: CSUS Literature for Children 2005 – 2007 Co-Instructor: CSUS Literature for Children Teaching: Elementary School Assemblies – Literacy (1998 – 2009) Pre-school Performances – (1991 – 2009) (916) 549-1785 Franciedillon@Icloud.com www.franciedillon.com