Arts Journalism

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:

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

I've also written for AdobeAirstream, Ballet Review, Dancemagazine.com,  and Elevate Difference, and I've served on the Austin Critics Table since 2008.

In 2018, I experimented with the newsletter format with The Gym, a series of letters exploring the intersections of physical practice and critical presence.

 Cover photo by  Sandy Carson .

Cover photo by Sandy Carson.

 Cover image by  Todd V. Wolfson .

Cover image by Todd V. Wolfson.

 Cover photo by  Sandy Carson .

Cover photo by Sandy Carson.