Fracoise Thouveny-Doyle received her training in her native country, France at the L’ecole de danse classique d’Orleans and Le Centre de danse de Paris. She began her professional career with Roland Petit’s Ballet de Marseille. She then danced with Ballet Oklahoma, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Martine Van Hamel’s New Amsterdam Ballet, the National Ballet of Korea and the Washington Ballet – where she was a principal dancer. Upon retiring from the stage, Francoise and her husband Christopher co-directed Severance Fresno Ballet School and began the Fresno Ballet. After eleven years in California, they relocated to Washington D.C. where Francoise began teaching at the Washington School of Ballet and later joined the faculty at MYB.