Summer Foley is a professional singer, dancer, actress, model and advocate originally from Ormond Beach, Florida and now based in New York City. Summer recently signed with Elite Model Management in New York City. She also coordinates upscale events at an historical and prestigious event space in the heart of Manhattan.
Summer has trained in theater from the age of 5 years old, with her first commercial at the age of seven. At 10 years old, she was chosen to sing with a remarkable cast of Broadway performers in 100 Years of Broadway at the Peabody Auditorium. From there she went on to win superior ratings for her vocal and acting performances her Freshman year of high school and continued to do so until she graduated. At 16 years old, Summer was chosen for the High School Honors Chorus at Carnegie Hall. Finishing off her senior year as the lead of American Musical Theater's main-stage production, she was accepted to attend The Boston Conservatory for Musical Theater on scholarship.
Summer attended The Boston Conservatory at Berklee for two years before leaving to pursue Film, TV and public speaking. Most recently she has been a featured principal on set in Orlando, Miami and Tampa.
Summer has previously been cast outside of the Boston Conservatory at the historic Priscilla Beach Theater where she was Kristine in A Chorus Line and Gymnasia in Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She has also been working frequently on set for commercials like Universal Orlando, Visit Tampa Bay, Clover and Bank of America.
Summer is an active speaker and volunteer for Drug Abuse Prevention and Awareness, in honor of her older sister, Jaimie, who passed in May of 2017 after a decade of substance abuse issues and mental illness. Summer's goal is to target the stigma that surrounds addiction and help those recover from it. She has partnered with the state of Massachusetts as an ambassador for the #statewithoutstigMA campaign and recently hosted a talent show to raise funds towards this program. Summer speaks publicly in schools, to children of all ages about the preventative measures and shares her story in hopes that others can share theirs too.
Photographer: Keith Patankar and Stephen Lawrence
Model: Summer Foley