Renaissance Women Salon/ Meet the RenWomen: Dale and Alexandra Franzen
December 04

Renaissance Women Salon/ Meet the RenWomen: Dale and Alexandra Franzen


Dale and Alexandra Franzen are amazing mother-daughter RenWomen who both appeared in our book, RenWomen. 

Dale started her career as a classically trained soprano in both musical theater, operetta, and opera working with icons like Placido Domingo, Frederica Von Stade, and Sir Peter Hall to name a few.  After twenty years, Dale's career took a surprising and wonderful turn as she was asked to create a performing arts center in Santa Monica, California. Dale raised over $123-million dollars to build and run The Broad Stage and served as its Founding Director for 17 years and Founding Artistic Director for 7 seasons.  After stepping down, Dale embarked on another new path and is now developing and producing a new musical called Hadestown, which, in its off-Broadway run was praised by reviewers as "luminous and spellbinding."   She is also a public speaking lecturer and strategic mentor to non-profits and artists.

Alexandra has a thriving online business in which she expresses her many skills as entrepreneur, writer, and all over inspirer. She also holds classes and writing/yoga retreats, and is a nonfiction and fiction book author, as well as a multiply published article writer for magazines such as Forbes, Time, Newsweek and the Huffington Post.  Her book, You're Going to Survive, is full of inspiring  stories from people such as authors, chefs, lawyers, website designers, Broadway performers, jazz musicians, business consultants, and more?each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it. It is available on Amazon. Both Dale and Alexandra represent the RenWomen traits of risk taking, expansive growth, curiosity, creative problem solving, flexibility, and a trust in one's inner voice.