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One of the most sought after dancer/teacher/choreographers in the country, Dana Foglia has performed and taught dance both nationally and internationally. She trained extensively in ballet and modern with the Seiskaya Ballet Academy and later on a full scholarship to the Ailey School. At the same time she also studied hip hop, pointe, jazz, tap and African. When only a select few were chosen, Dana was honored to perform with the Ailey Company in Memoria. Dana joined Rhapsody The Company in 2001.
She has toured and performed with top artists including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kelis, New Kids on the Block, Fantasia and the Latin sensation Thalia and others. Most recently Dana worked with Beyoncé for her I Am….2009 Tour as Assistant Choreographer, personally training and preparing Beyoncé for this tour. Dana has worked with top choreographers including Frank Gaston, Rhapsody, Brian Friedman, Gil Duldalao, Tony Michaels, Rosaro, and others.
She has performed in numerous TV and Award shows including " So You Think You Can Dance," "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "MTV VMA Awards," "Teen Choice Awards," "AMA Awards," "World Music Awards," "Billboard Awards," "All My Children," "Regis and Kelly," "Dick Clark’s Rockin' New Year’s Eve," "The Today Show," "Good Morning America," "BET 106 & Park," "Noble Peace Prize Concert," "Jimmy Kimmel," "Carson Daly," and "Jay Leno" Shows. You may have spotted her dancing side by side with Beyoncé in “Single Ladies” at the World Music Awards.
Dana has appeared in numerous commercials including Haagen Daaz as a principal dancer, Acura and Atlantis Resort. Dana is also featured in two hip-hop instructional videos produced in part by Broadway Dance Center.
Dana was both Artistic Director and choreographer for the recent shows cy.clo.thy.mi.a and Vatic which were performed in New York City to packed houses and both received rave reviews.
She has been recently featured in Dance Spirit Magazine as well as Dance Teacher Magazine. For “Fashion Night Out” in New York City, Dana choreographed for 4 different Sephora locations. Dana presented her work at “the Young Choreographers Festival” and at The PULSE On Tour gala as a special guest choreographer.
Don’t forget to catch Dana in the web series “dance 212”, as she is one of 5 dancers featured as they make their way in the dance and choreographers world at www.dance212.com.
Dana always brings her knowledge, experience and passion for dance to her students. Keep current on all of Dana’s news by checking her website at www.danafoglia.com.