Deborah Jowitt has been the principal dance critic for The Village Voice since 1967. Her articles on dance have appeared in numerous publications, among them The New York Times and Dance magazine. She was chair of the Dance Critics Association and a founding member of Dance Theater Workshop. She was recipient of a Bessie, the New York Dance and Performance Award, and of the prestigious dance book award, the de la Torre Bueno Prize. She has lectured and conducted workshops in the United States and abroad and is currently on the faculty in the Dance Department of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she has taught since 1975. Jowitt was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 to write the critical biography Jerome Robbins: His Life, His Theater, His Dance.
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