Mindy Aloff

Author's Bio

I am also the editor of <em>Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World by Agnes de Mille</em> (University Press of Florida, 2011) and author of the book <em>Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation</em> (Disney Editions, 2009).

Publications and Prizes

Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom,
(Oxford University Press, 2006)
, Night Lights
(Prescott Street Press, 1979)
(Viking, 1972)
, Reading Dance
(Pantheon, 2008)
, Stone City I
(Stone City Press, 1977)
American Poetry Review, Choice, Hanging Loose, Parnassus, St. Andrews Review, New Yorker, The Threepenny Review
Prizes Won: 
Whiting Writers Award; Past Fellow: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Dance Critics Institute of the American Dance Festival

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Faithful and Virtuous Night by Louise Gluck
The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems by Robert Hass
The Lost Notebook: Herman Schultheis & the Secrets of Walt Disney's Movie Magic by John Canemaker
What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing by Brian Seibert
Jazz Dance: The Story of American Vernacular Dance by Marshall and Jean Stearns

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Philadelphia, PA
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Last updated: Nov 07, 2015