Colby Foss

Spotlight on the Stars: Colby Foss

Posted on: June 5th, 2012 by admin

 

 

Colby performing in An Occasional Dream set to the music of David Bowie.

Colby Foss began his dance training in Fargo, North Dakota, at age 15. At the time, he enjoyed performing in musical theater, and the director of his middle school production asked him to be the boy in a dance studio’s version of The Velveteen Rabbit. He was required to be enrolled in a dance class to be eligible, so he took a ja class. And the rest is history, he says.

“I love how dance provides a medium to use one’s own body to create art,” says Colby. “You don’t need brushes or instruments, just yourself. It’s a wonderful combination of athleticism and artistry.”

Colby graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Arizona in 2008 with a BFA in dance. He taught and performed with Ballet Magnificat in Tucson, before joining BNC. Now in his fourth season at BNC, Colby has performed in Garrett Ammon’s An Occasional Dream and No Passengers, as well as works by Ma Cong, Joshua Blake Carter and Jon Sloven. He will be appearing in the special encore performance of Garrett Ammon’s Rock Ballets, June 8th.

“Rock Ballets is my favorite BNC production because it’s fresh in my mind,” Colby says. “There’s a lot of great dancing in there. And great tunes!”

Currently, Colby spends 40 hours per week preparing for his next performance. He loves to rock out to his favorite rock song “Live and Let Die” by the Beatles. He loves the song because it reminds him to be his own person and forge his own path, regardless of what society may expect.

When Colby’s not dancing, you can find him hiking, practicing yoga and catching up on his Hulu queue. And did we mention he loves to eat? Colby loves all things Indian. If he wasn’t a dancer he would definitely want to be a judge on Top Chef.

Don’t miss Colby’s next performance in Rock Ballets on June 8th at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater.  Tickets start at $15 for Lawn seats. Buy tickets now!

Square of Ice

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by jamie-melaragno

 

On Saturday, March 31st at 10pm, Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss will be performing a pas de deux from Garrett Ammon's work, "Walk the Line" set to Johnny Cash's famous tune.  Why? Because Off-Center at The Jones (located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex) is hosting a 2 day festival entitled "Square of Ice - A Johnny Cash Remix." 

This festival is a talent competition style format where acts will be performing their best Johnny Cash covers - everything from improv comics to ukelele players. The top 14 entries have been selected and will compete this coming Friday and Saturday evening; doors open at 9:30pm.

All of the entries will perform on Friday, followed by a live vote and a finalist showdown on Saturday the 31st.  Our dancers will be the opening entertainment for the showdown (think the guest performers on SYTYCD's results show).  Other entertainment on the 31st includes live ice carving outside of the theater and a closing performance by Rocky Mountain DanceGrass band Whitewater.

Come and enjoy the performers' Johnny Cash Remixes, and don't miss the beautiful dancing of Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss opening the show on March 31st!

SQUARE OF ICE, A Johnny Cash Remix
A Two Night Festival (come to one night or both)
March 30 & 31: Doors 9:30pm, Show 10:00pm
Tickets $10

For tickets click here.

Video: Satisfaction at 910 Arts

Posted on: September 3rd, 2011 by Garrett Ammon

 

Meredith Strathmeyer and Colby Foss rock First Friday at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Learn more about BNC's Spontaneous Urban Performances.