I write about humans who dance, perform, write, and experience art. As a former dancer who now heads a household of two brilliant kids and two hardworking parents, I'm interested in artists' daily dedications and practices how those intermingle with the more pedestrian aspects of life.
I’m a believer in the newsworthiness of arts journalism. The arts beat—the chronicle of cultural sidenotes, expressions, and nonliteral ideas—is as essential to our democracy as any other beat. A handful of cases in point:
Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried in the Austin Chronicle
Fusebox Festival Review: (Re)current Unrest in the Austin Chronicle
Review: Glacier in the Austin Chronicle
Irreverence, in Coats in the Fjord Review
Glitter Garden in the Fjord Review
My affiliations have included these publications:
Austin Chronicle, arts contributor, 2007–2018
Fjord Review, contributor, 2016–present
Dance Europe, Boston correspondent, 2004–2006
Westword, arts contributor, 2003–2004
Sentinel/Transcript Newspaper Group, arts correspondent, 2003–2004
In 2018, I experimented with the newsletter format with The Gym, a series of letters exploring the intersections of physical practice and critical presence.