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 and became a lead vocalist for the Artie Stuart Band affiliated with Hank Lane Music.
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 for two years before leaving to pursue film and modeling. Most recently she has been a featured principal on set in Orlando, Miami and Tampa and in a recent Safdie Brothers feature film to premier in 2019 filmed in New York City.
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 work revolves around targeting the stigma that surrounds addiction. She has partnered with the state of Massachusetts as an ambassador for the #statewithoutstigMA campaign and hosted a talent show to raise funds towards this program. Summer speaks publicly in schools, to children of all ages about the preventative measures they can take and shares her story in hopes that others can share theirs too.
Photographer: Keith Patankar, Maria Postigo, Dennis Sagwitz
Model: Summer Foley