Franklyn started his physical training as a gymnast representing the Eastern Counties in national competitions. At the age of 12 he swapped gymnastics for dance when he joined the Footlights Dance School in his home town of Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Following this he attended the Rambert School where he gained a B.A Honours in Ballet and Contemporary Dance. He joined the Phoenix Dance Theatre under the directorship of Javier De Frutos in 2007, where he worked until recently. In 2008 he performed in the Plaze Prize Finals in a piece choreographed by Dam Van Huynh.