Franny Komperda grew up in Long Grove, IL. She attended Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, IL, where she was very involved in dance. Franny was a member of her high school’s dance company, Repertory. During her last two years in high school, Franny was a Dance Leader for beginner students where she assisted in teaching, choreography, and grading of students. Her instructors, Angela Dauphin and Tiffany VanCleaf guided her through pedagogical practices and grading in contemporary, ballet, and modern styles. Franny received additional dance training in Libertyville, IL, at Dancenter North. She was involved in Jazz, Ballet, and Modern companies. Through her ballet company,she performed in her studio's annual The Magic of the Nutcracker as well as ballets such as Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and various Balanchine works. She also completed Summer Intensives at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, as well as at Hubbard Street Dance and Giordano Dance in Chicago.
In May 2021, Franny received a Bachelorof Fine Arts in Dance and an Interdisciplinary Minor in Legal Studies at Colorado State University. She performed in over a dozen works choreographed by colleagues, professors, and guest artists. In her senior year she was cast in a particularly sentimental solo, As Tall As They that featured a dancing projection and choreography in collaboration with her professor, Madeline Harvey. Franny has been educated and trained in teaching essential courses at the University level from professors Judy Bejarano, Grace Gallagher, and Lisa Morgan in Modern Pedagogy, Ballet Pedagogy, and Teaching Creative Movement. Their teachings translated well into her breaks away from CSU where she taught in her hometown to dancers of all ages in various studio settings. After graduation, Franny moved back to the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago to continue her dance training on a professional path through performance, teaching dance, and choreographing works for higher education dance students.