Following dance studies in Adelaide, Gordon Foulds travelled to England where he undertook further studies and appeared in a variety of stage and television productions.
Returning to Australia in 1957, Foulds performed with the Borovansky Ballet Company and for four years was resident choreographer at Adelaide’s Channel 9. In 1966 he commenced studies in English, French, Spanish, and Fine Arts, graduating in 1968. In 1969 he was appointed the first drama teacher in South Australia, was responsible for its introduction in schools from R–12 and, along with the study of dance, oversaw its acceptance as a university entrance subject. He was also active in the use of drama as a means of teaching intellectually disabled students.