Francine Sheffield started her dance career in New Jersey, where she was born and raised. She studied at New Jersey Ballet as well as Newark Community School of the Arts, where she received scholarships and graduated from Arts High School in Newark, NJ. She went to Montclair State University where she received her BFA in Dance Performance.
Francine has performed with choreographers such as H.T. Chen, Wendy Perron, Amy Pivar, Marlies Yearby, and Baraka De Soleil. She was a company member of Urban Bush Woman under the leadership of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar for six years, where she traveled and performed all over the world.
Francine has a MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, where she interned at IMG Artists as a Dance Division Representative in New York and ADAD (Association for Dance of the African Diaspora) as the Audience Development Specialist in London, England. She also studied abroad in Uganda, East Africa, for a cultural exchange of learning and teaching dance to underserved children.