Wendy Perron is a dancer and choreographer turned writer and editor. She was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company in the 1970s and choreographed more than forty works for her own group. She has taught dance at Bennington College, Princeton University, and New York University, and has given lectures on contemporary dance across the country. When the New York Foundation for the Arts initiated its Hall of Fame in 2011, Perron was inducted as its first dance artist. In addition to Dance Magazine, where she was editor in chief from 2004 to 2013, Perron has written for The New York Times, the Village Voice, vanityfair.com, and publications in Europe and China. Her selected writings, Through the Eyes of a Dancer, was published in 2013, and her acclaimed book, The Grand Union: Accidental Anarchists of Downtown Dance, 1970–1976, was published in 2020. Currently Perron teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Juilliard.
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