Francesca Maria Gambelli is an Italian born performing artist and songwriter who began entertaining on stage at the young age of 10. Her professional career as a perfomer began after moving to New York City where she has collaborated with many well-known artists such as Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, Celia Cruz and others. As a choreographer, her clientele names include The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, MTV European Music Awards, Gloria Gaynor, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj to name a few. Her music career started with a demo she recorded in Morocco, while hired as a choreographer by the Royal family. One year later, her single Money Shake premiered on HOT 97 in NYC and its accompanying dance went viral.
In 2012 she began collaborating with top international producers Cisa & Drooid to create a sound which portrays her international flavor and multifaceted personality. Through their exploration and projects together, she discovered a deep passion for songwriting, a tool that allows her unique personality, zest for life and its experiences to shine through. From this collaborative process, Francesca's dance hit Dale Dale was born, released worldwide in 2013 by Universal Digital Media,
Dale Dale achieved tremendous success, especially in the Zumba community reaching approximately 15 million people in over 185 countries. The song's popularity led her to perform on several international stages from Japan to, Europe and the Americas. Her latest single Zumba High is dedicated to this community that celebrates life through music and dance.
Francesca Maria's mission as a performing artist is to make the world dance, whether it's through her melodies, lyrics or choreography.