Dancer Caitlin Kennedy Foley ’98 returns to choreograph
It has been 17 years since Caitlin Kennedy Foley ’98 was a member of the Wheaton Dance Company, but she can still kick her leg high over her head and leap like a gazelle as effortlessly as she walks across the dance floor in Balfour-Hood.
Her physicality and artistry were on full display in fall 2015 as she worked with the 10 members of the Wheaton Dance Company. Foley’s original choreography was performed during the company’s show in December in Weber Theatre. (Her work with the dance company was sponsored by the Ruth Eddy ’42 Master Class in the Arts Endowed Fund within the Evelyn Danzig Haas ’39 Visiting Artists Program.)
The three-minute piece, called “Ruby Blue” (after the song by Roisin Murphy), was a fun jazz number carried out with quick leaps and turns and lots of sass—the kind of unsuspectingly demanding number that Foley is drawn to as a dancer.