Meet the Editors

Jennifer Stahl

Caitlin Sims

Editor in Chief/Content Director

Caitlin Sims is editor in chief of Dance Magazine and content director of Dance Media. An editor and writer for more than two decades, she has written and photographed for Dance Magazine, and her writing has appeared in Pointe Magazine, Dance TeacherDance Spirit, The New York Times, Newsday, and Playbill. After graduating from Stanford with a BA in political science and economics, she was news editor at Dance Magazine, before becoming editorial director of Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit and part of the team that worked with editor Virginia Johnson to launch Pointe magazine. She spent 6 years overseeing content and editorial for San Francisco Ballet as well as managing its social media accounts. She studied ballet with Beatrice Collenette and at Ballet Pacifica in California. Contact her at: [email protected]

Madeline Schrock

Senior Managing Editor

A native of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Madeline is the senior managing editor of Dance Media, where she oversees the production of Dance Magazine and is the project manager of DanceTeacher+. She 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 his centennial. Prior to joining Dance Media in 2011, she worked on dance videography projects for Bates Dance Festival and served as marketing and education manager for Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Contact her at: [email protected]

Courtney Escoyne

Margaret Fuhrer

Features Editor

Margaret is the features editor of Dance Magazine and formerly the editor in chief of The Dance Edit and Dance Spirit. Trained as a ballet dancer, she has an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University and a master’s in journalism from New York University. She’s written for all of Dance Media’s publications and for The New York Times, Playbill, and The Huffington Post; her book, American Dance: The Complete Illustrated History, came out in 2014. Contact her at: [email protected]

Courtney Escoyne

Courtney Escoyne

Senior Editor

A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Courtney Escoyne danced with Lafayette Ballet Theatre before matriculating to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated with a BFA in dance. She has performed in works by Karole Armitage, Netta Yerushalmy, Septime Webre, Vita Osojnik, Cherylyn Lavagnino, Giada Ferrone and Fairul Zahid, among others. She continues to take class, create and perform in the city. She is currently a senior editor at Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher and an editorial consultant for The Dance Edit. Contact her at: ​[email protected]

Courtney Escoyne

Kyra Laubacher

Digital Editor

Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Kyra is the digital editor for Dance Media and oversees Pointe’s news column. In 2020, she was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude from Butler University with a BFA in Dance Performance and a BA in English Literature. Following graduation, she danced with Eugene Ballet and #instaballet in Eugene, Oregon. Kyra began working for Dance Media as Pointe‘s 2020 summer intern, continuing as a contributing writer before joining the editorial team in 2022. She currently studies manuscript and developmental editing at the University of Chicago. Contact her at: [email protected]

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