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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)
Reading Dance (Pantheon, 2008), Stone City I (Stone City Press, 1977), Contemporaries (Viking, 1972)
American Poetry Review, Choice, Hanging Loose, Parnassus, St. Andrews Review, The New Yorker, The Threepenny Review
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
Favorite Books:
"The Art of the Personal Essay," ed. by Phillip Lopate
Favorite Authors:
20th century: Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Mitchell, E.B. White, Eudora Welty, Isaac Babel, Preston Sturges

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Listing last updated: November 7, 2015

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Philadelphia, PA
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Philadelphia, PA

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