b. Philadelphia, PA. Education: Vassar College (A.B., English), State University of NY at Buffalo (M.A., Medieval Literature). Have served as the editor of the Vassar Quarterly (1980-88), the Dance Critics Association News (2004-2006, 2009-present), and several other periodicals. Essays, features, profiles, and reviews on dancing, literature, film, art, music, and other cultural subjects have appeared internationally in print periodicals, which include The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Jewish Forward, The New York Observer, The Nation, The New Republic, Parnassus, and Vogue and for www.mrbellersneighborhood.com, www.danceviewtimes.com and www.voiceofdance.com. Currently an adjunct associate professor of dance and lecturer in the First-Year Seminar Program at Barnard. Past recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial and Woodrow Wilson Foundations. One daughter: Ariel Nikiya Cohen, b. 1985.