Claudia Bauer is Dance Magazine’s senior editorial consultant, collaborating with the team during their transition to a new editor in chief. An editor and writer for more than two decades, she has written features and cover stories for Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine and Dance Teacher, and was named a Dance Magazine contributor in 2020. She covered dance, theater, musical theater, film and culture for the San Francisco Chronicle for seven years, and her writing has also appeared in Playbill, the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Classical Voice, DanceTabs.com and other publications. A lifelong dance student, she has studied ballet, Horton, popping and locking, tap, disco and more. Passionate about dance history, she studies 19th-century ballet under the guidance of Sandra Noll Hammond and teaches master classes in historical ballet. She holds a BA in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley.