Sylviane Gold, Dance Magazine's On Broadway columnist, was born in Paris and grew up a short subway ride from Broadway. She's been covering the arts as a reporter, editor and critic since 1970. Her theater criticism has appeared in publications as disparate as The SoHo Weekly News and The Wall Street Journal, and, in 1982, her Boston Phoenix reviews won the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism. From 2007 to 2016, she reviewed theater for suburban editions of The New York Times. She was chief dance critic for Newsday for nearly a decade, and has also written extensively about film and art. She chairs the selection committee of the annual Chita Rivera Awards for the best dance on Broadway.