Angella Foster

Artistic Director

Angella is the founding artistic director and resident choreographer of alight dance theater. She trained at the Merce Cunningham Dance Studio and earned her MFA in Dance Choreography at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her choreography has been performed in New York City, Washington D.C., Houston, Atlanta, and Moscow, Russia. Her work Speechless was funded by the Kennedy Center Local Dance Commissioning Project, the Prince George's Arts Council and Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. Angella has performed the works of Steve Rooks, Clay Taliaferro, Ed Tyler, Joe Poulson, Nejla Yatkin and Colleen Thomas. She danced with Ad Deum Dance Company in Houston, Texas. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Towson University and University of Maryland-College Park and Director of Studio Dance at Greenbelt Community Center. Angella is a regular guest choreographer for Refuge Dance Company (Atlanta, GA) and the Event Producer for Project Dance D.C.

Her most recent project, Truth Be Told, premiered at Dance Place in Washington, D.C. on January 21 & 22, 2012 and was restaged for the Greenbelt Arts Center on February 17 & 18, 2012.

Women's Work photos courtesy Enoch Chan.