LORETTA FOIS

Loretta Di Bianca Fois is a performing artist, choreographer and teacher who works with movement, music and language. She was born in New York, and has lived in the United States and Italy. Initially involved in musical theater, she has studied dance, acting, and singing. Delving into images, music, lyrics, poetry, free writing, and drawing, she finds exhilaration in addressing the human senses, and is a vigorous enthusiast of the pursuit of more fully understanding our emotions, our culture, and the world around us.

Loretta received her M.F.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Theatre/Chemistry from The College of the Holy Cross. She is a Professor and Director of the Dance program at Raritan Valley College, Vice President of Education for Dance NJ, and served as an artist in residence for New Jersey Department of Education. In addition to her artistic work, Loretta studied Theology at New Brunswick Seminary and served as a hospital chaplain for a year. She served on the Writing Team for the revision of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Dance, received a 2017 and 2011 Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and currently sings with the Umoja Imani Songsters and Caritas Chamber Chorale.

Loretta served on faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, City University of New York, Ohio State University, Union County College, Middlesex County’s School of Performing Arts, and New Jersey School of Ballet. She has presented at National Dance Education conferences, American College Dance Conferences, and the 2019 International Conference for Dalcroze Studies.

LORETTA FOIS

Loretta Di Bianca Fois is a performing artist, choreographer and teacher who works with movement, music and language. She was born in New York, and has lived in the United States and Italy. Initially involved in musical theater, she has studied dance, acting, and singing. Delving into images, music, lyrics, poetry, free writing, and drawing, she finds exhilaration in addressing the human senses, and is a vigorous enthusiast of the pursuit of more fully understanding our emotions, our culture, and the world around us.

Loretta received her M.F.A. in Dance from The Ohio State University, and a B.A. in Theatre/Chemistry from The College of the Holy Cross. She is a Professor and Director of the Dance program at Raritan Valley College, Vice President of Education for Dance NJ, and served as an artist in residence for New Jersey Department of Education. In addition to her artistic work, Loretta studied Theology at New Brunswick Seminary and served as a hospital chaplain for a year. She served on the Writing Team for the revision of the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards in Dance, received a 2017 and 2011 Choreography Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and currently sings with the Umoja Imani Songsters and Caritas Chamber Chorale.

Loretta served on faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, City University of New York, Ohio State University, Union County College, Middlesex County’s School of Performing Arts, and New Jersey School of Ballet. She has presented at National Dance Education conferences, American College Dance Conferences, and the 2019 International Conference for Dalcroze Studies.