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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.
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.
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.
A native of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Lauren is a recent graduate of Barnard College with degrees in Dance and English. She has performed works by Annie B Parson, Mark Dendy, Reggie Wilson, and Karla Wolfangle, and currently dances with e r a dance collective and TREES. While at Barnard/Columbia she choreographed and collaborated on several original musical theater works, among them the 120th Annual Varsity Show. She continues to pursue musical theater choreography and reviews dance for various online publications.
Ali is in her final year at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, pursing both a BFA in Dance as well as a BA in Broadcast Journalism. At NYU, she has worked with such artists as Alexandra Damiani, David Dorfman, and Sidra Bell, and has performed works by Cora Bos-Kroese and Shannon Gillen. Ali is represented commercially by Clear Talent Group, and currently dances for several companies, including toUch performance art (currently in residence with the American Repertory Theatre), ENZA, and Billy Bell's Lunge Dance Collective. She enjoys collaborating and creating with artists of all types, performing a variety of installation and immersive works across the country.
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.