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Jennifer has contributed to Dance Magazine ever since graduating from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in dance and journalism. She grew up in Belmont, CA, where she studied ballet, jazz and tap, danced as a corps member with Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and performed in community musical theater productions such as West Side Story and A Christmas Carol. She also trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre in New York. A former senior editor of Pointe, she continues to take ballet, modern and hip hop classes around the city.
Hanna has written on dance for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Time Out: New York, and The Village Voice. She is co-author of The Ballet Book (Rizzoli, 2003), and has worked as an editor at Travel Holiday, Boating, Adweek and other publications.
Raymond discovered his earliest dance inspiration in print in the photographs of Barbara Morgan, specifically her collaborations with Martha Graham. As an art and creative director he has been recognized with numerous awards. Raymond is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cofounder of the contemporary art gallery Curious Matter.
A native of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Madeline studied ballet at Southern Indiana School for the Arts and was later introduced to modern dance by Bill Evans. While completing her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography at Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College, she was cast in a historical reconstruction of Alwin Nikolais' Noumenon celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. As an avid dance videographer and editor, she has worked on video projects for Bates Dance Festival and the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company in Southern California. She later served as a marketing and education manager for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and is a former assistant editor—research for DanceMedia's various publications. She is currently the managing editor of Dance Magazine and Pointe.
Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jenny’s love for dance was instilled by her first ballet teachers, Edmund Novak and Irina Kovalska. She continued her training at Boston Ballet's Summer DanceLab and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, and received a B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. A former assistant editor of Dance Teacher, she continues to teach children's dance classes in NYC.
A Twin Cities native, Kristin trained at Ballet Arts Minnesota under Bonnie Mathis and danced with Minnesota Dance Theatre before graduating from New York University–Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in dance and journalism. She spent three summers at the Boston Ballet School and others at the Joffrey Ballet School and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria. Kristin has danced in works by a range of choreographers, from George Balanchine to Helen Pickett to Andrea Miller, and still freelances, most recently with Summation Dance. Before joining Dance Magazine, she was an associate editor at Dance Teacher magazine.
Meggie began studying ballet on the North Shore of Chicago at a young age, and later attended the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City on scholarship. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in dance and English. A former intern for Pointe magazine, she worked in development at The Joffrey Ballet, first as executive assistant to the executive director, then as the Women's Board manager.
Wendy danced with the Trisha Brown Company in the 1970s and has performed with many other NYC choreographers. Her own group, the Wendy Perron Dance Company, appeared at the Lincoln Center Festival, the Joyce, Danspace Project and other venues in the U.S. and abroad from 1983 to 1997. She was one of eight choreographers profiled in the documentary film Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism. She has taught at many colleges including Bennington and Princeton, and was associate director of Jacob’s Pillow in the early ’90s. In addition to contributing to Dance Magazine as editor in chief for almost 10 years, she has written for The New York Times, The Village Voice, and Ballet Review. In 2011 she was inducted into the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Hall of Fame, and she still performs occasionally with Vicky Shick and Dancers. She was artistic adviser to the Fall for Dance festival and has adjudicated for Youth America Grand Prix, the American College Dance Festival, and New York Live Arts. Her new book, Through the Eyes of a Dancer http://www.upne.com/0819574077.html, is a selection of her essays, memoirs, and reviews spanning 40 years.