Dana Foglia is an esteemed, brilliant innovator who has enhanced the dance industry and created a league of her own. She has been widely recognized and featured in Dance Spirit Magazine and Dance Informa Magazine, as well as on the cover of Dance Teacher Magazine. Dana is the epitome of strength and raw technique with a sophisticated nuance. Her extensive training with Seiskaya Ballet Academy and the Alvin Ailey School are the core foundations of her technical excellence and resilient effort. While on full scholarship with the Alvin Ailey School, Dana was also honored by being selectively chosen to perform with the Alvin Ailey Company. Subsequently followed by her entrance into Rhapsody the Company, where she received the highest level of commercial training and performance opportunities with Rhapsody James.
Dana's steadfast plunge into the commercial dance industry resulted in acclaimed performance opportunities on TV shows, commercials, award shows, music videos and national, as well as international, tours. She has danced on MTV’s Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, the American Music Awards, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, Good Morning America and the World Music Awards (to name a few) and has worked with numerous, well-known artists, including Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Kelis, New Kids on the Block and more. Rhapsody James, along with Frank Gatson, are two significant mentors who helped enhance Dana’s artistic development and assisted her in becoming the professional she is today.
Dana’s choreography has been seen on the stages at the Grammys, Oscars, B.E.T. Awards, MTV Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and the Super Bowl as well as in commercials for Samsung and Farfetch. She has worked with numerous artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Jhene Aiko and Common.
Dana first worked as the Assistant Choreographer for Beyoncé’s “I Am…” World Tour and has since been a long-time choreographer for Beyoncé with work on the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, On The Run Tour, The Formation World Tour and OTR II. At the MTV Video Music Awards, Dana received a Moon Man for Beyoncé’s Video of the Year “Formation,” winning Best Choreography in a Music Video.
She worked closely on Beyoncé’s latest visual album “Lemonade,” in which she was honored to receive a Peabody Award for her work. She choreographed Beyoncé’s “Haunted” music video and recently had her choreography featured in Beychella.
Most recently, Dana choreographed the newest immersive experience and show in Las Vegas at Bellagio’s Mayfair Supper Club, as well as choreographed as a guest artist at The Juilliard School.