Trained on scholarship as a dancer at Pacific Northwest Ballet and later at the Martha Graham Center for Contemporary Dance, Renée E. D’Aoust performed on proscenium stages and in black box theaters. Now as a writer of "Body of a Dancer," forthcoming from Etruscan Press, D'Aoust has numerous publications and awards to her credit, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at American Dance Festival, support from the Puffin Foundation, and grants from Idaho Commission on the Arts. D’Aoust holds degrees from Columbia University and the University of Notre Dame.
Publications and Prizes
Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press, 2011)
On Stage Alone (University of Florida Press, 2016), On Stage Alone (University Press of Florida, 2012), Reading Dance (Pantheon, 2008)
13th Moon, Amoskeag, assay, Brevity, Cavalier Literary Couture, Drunken Boat, Hippocampus Magazine, Keyhole Magazine, Mid-American Review, Northern Journeys, Notre Dame Review, Open Face Sandwich, Penguin Review, Permafrost, Rain Taxi, Redwood Coast Review, RHINO, Sweet: A Literary Confection, Touchstone, Touchstone Review, Trestle Creek Review, Under the Gum Tree, Under the Sun
Foreword Reviews 2011 Finalist for Book of the Year (memoir category)
AWP "Intro to Journals" Project
Permafrost Midnight Fiction Award