Michael Foley has been involved in the professional dance world for over 20 years. He has performed internationally in the companies of more than two-dozen choreographers, including Doug Elkins, Kevin Wynn, Seán Curran and Eun Me Ahn. He has taught master classes and residencies, and has received choreographic commissions throughout the U.S., France, Northern Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Cuba and Ireland. He has taught on the faculties of New World School of the Arts, Bates College, Florida Dance Festival, and Dance Space Center in NYC. He also teaches technique and has set choreography for the Cirque du Soleil organization. Michael has maintained choreographic residencies at the University of Texas, University of Florida, Cornish College of the Arts and Harvard University, among many others. His choreography is in the repertories of dance companies throughout the U.S., as well as in Cuba, Mexico, Ireland and Italy. Michael has a 25-year affiliation with the Bates Dance Festival where he has been an Emerging Choreographer, faculty, and co-director of the Young Dancers Workshop from 1996 – 2007. He holds an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Washington and is currently an Associate Professor of Dance at the University of South Florida where he teaches modern dance technique, dance history and directs a yearly study abroad program in Paris. Michael was a Fulbright Scholar in Mexico in 2009 working with Delfos Danza.