Writing: poetry

“Fishing,” published in Switchback

Writing: magazines

For, picked up by “Serious Selling: How to Turn Souvenir Sales into Merchandising That Makes Money”

“Spirit, Spunk, and Heart: In California’s Sleepy Central Valley, Juline School of Dance Is All Fired Up”

“When Frank and Victor Met May”

“Thinking Out Loud: Swinging”

“Thinking Out Loud: How We Learn”

“Tackling Tutus at San Francisco Ballet” (adapted from article for SFB)

“Making Alvin Proud: At AileyCamp, Dance Is a Means to a Greater Goal” (2007)

“Techno Dance: Choreographer Wayne McGregor Connects Kids With Dance Through Technology”

“What Makes Christopher Wheeldon Tick”

“Big-Time Marketing”

“Young at Heart: SF Teacher Tilly Abbe Caters to the 6-and-Under Crowd”

“Amanda Peet: Sacramento Ballet’s Electric Ingenue” (Dance Magazine, 2007)

“Just Married, Still Dancing” (Dance Magazine, 2005)

“Bold Move” (Dance Magazine, 2005)

Nutcracker Mishaps and Mayhem” (Dance Magazine, 2004)

“Glancing Back, Gazing Forward: Last Dance for San Francisco Ballet’s Joanna Berman” (Dance Magazine, 2002)


Writing: San Francisco Ballet

In addition to program notes (600- to 2,500-word essays) for 18-25 ballets per season, I’ve written feature articles for program books or Backstage magazine:

“Stagers: Guardians of Ballet” (2015)

“San Francisco Ballet School: A New Vision of Tradition” (2013)

“Lola de Avila’s Legacy” (2012)

“Jerome Robbins: The Man Behind the Icon” (2008)

“Awakening Sleeping Beauty: How Technical Magic Brings a Full-Length Ballet to the Stage” (2007)

“Demanding Repertory, Versatile Dancers” (2006)

“The Tomasson–Robbins Connection” (2006)

“Of Tulle and Tailoring” (2006)

“Helgi Tomasson and the Rebirth of San Francisco Ballet” (five parts, 2005)

Curator and writer for War Memorial Opera House photo exhibit (2005)


Writing: medical abstracts

Ann Goforth and Associates


Writing: business/career

Bain & Co. Insider Guide, Wet Feet


Editing: magazines

Senior editor,Dance Studio Life, May–Dec 2016

Editor in chief, Dance Studio Life, 2007–May 2016

Associate editor, Dance Magazine (columns, special features, copyeditor), 2000–2003

Reviews editor, Dance Magazine, 2003–2006


Editing: non-magazine

Editor, Mathematica Policy Research
Copyeditor, Human Kinetics:

History of Dance (2006)

Pilates (2006)

Weight Training Steps to Success (2005)

Imagery in Sport (2004)

Strength Training for the Young Athlete (2004)

The Sport Psych Handbook (2004)

She Can Coach! (2004)

A Sense of Dance (2003)

Harnessing the Wind (2002)


Book editor, developmental and copyediting

The Complete Guide to Teaching Dance by Rhee Gold (2004)


Teaching and public speaking

Teaching assistant: University of San Francisco English Department, Professor Susan Steinberg, “Studies in Fiction,” spring 2013.

Instructor: “Writing Tight, or Tuning In to Your Inner Editor,” The Writing Salon, San Francisco, 2009

I’m a frequent speaker at events for San Francisco Ballet, including the Meet the Artist Program (live, pre-performance interviews) and donor events (interviews and presentations).