Lynn Garafola Ph.D.

Lynn Garafola is a dance critic and historian. She is the author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1989 de la Torre Bueno Prize) and the editor of several books, including André Levinson on Dance: Writings from Paris in the Twenties (with Joan Acocella), The Diaries of Marius Petipa (which she also translated), Rethinking the Sylph: New Perspectives on the Romantic Ballet, José Limón: An Unfinished Memoir (1999 CORD Award for Outstanding Publication), and most recently The Ballets Russes and Its World (Kurt Weill Prize 2001). Curator of the New-York Historical Society's exhibition "Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet" and several smaller shows, she is a former Getty Scholar as well as a recipient of Social Science Research Council and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships. She is the editor of Studies in Dance History, the book series published by the Society of History Scholars, and a senior editor/New York critic for Dance Magazine, and her essays and criticism have appeared in The Nation, Ballet Review, The Dancing Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, and many other publications. A manuscript reader for several university presses, including Yale, Wesleyan, Pittsburgh, and Florida State, she has served on fellowship committees for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center-City University of New York and is the curator of "On Dance," a series of lectures and public programs sponsored by the Barnard Department of Dance.