Kate Foley

Choreographer, dancer, director, filmmaker, teacher

Born 1958 Seattle, Washington

Kate Foley develops dance projects in multiple media, teaches and collaborates with artists working in a wide variety of genres. Of special interest are international community building projects. From 1986 to 1998 Foley directed dance companies in New York and San Francisco. In 1991 she founded the non-profit organization House of Dance with Neta Pulvermacher. She produced and directed house of dance, a public access cable television series serving the dance community in San Francisco. Collaborators in film and video include Rea Tajiri, David Michalak, and Mike Kelley. As resident choreographer for Ulysses Theatre in Croatia, Foley worked on large scale productions directed by Lenka Udovicki, King Lear (2001) and Medea (2002), with Nigel Osborne, the Mostar Sinfonietta and Putokazi. A dedicated practitioner of Iyengar yoga since 1982, she teaches in a wide variety of contexts including universities, clinics, prisons and dance festivals. BFA California Institute of the Arts, 1982. MFA University of California, Department of World Arts and Cultures, 2007.

Grants and honors: 2006 Fulbright Fellowship (Croatia), three National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, research fellowship in dance video from the National Initiative to Preserve American Dance, and other foundation, local government and academic grants.

Presenters and partners: Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St. Marks’s Church, and PS 122 in New York; Theater Artaud, Sushi Gallery, the San Francisco Dance Center, the Seattle Arts Festival, The Croatian American Cultural Center and Slavonian Traveling Band in San Francisco, and the Croatian Institute of Movement and Dance (HIPP) and Eks-scena in Croatia.

E-mail: kfoley@el.net

Photo: Marty Sohl
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