SOMETHING ABOUT ME
Associate Editor (with Larry Kaplan) of the quarterly Ballet Review.
Senior Dance Critic for the weekly City Arts, where I also wrote about music from its inception in 2009 until this year.
Chief dance critic for the New York Sun from 2005 until the paper closed in 2008.
Dancing on Water: A Life in Ballet From the Kirov to the ABT by Elena Tchernichova with JL. University Press of New England, 2013.
Tallulah! The Life and Times of a Leading Lady– My biography was published by ReganBooks in 2004 and reissued in paperback by Harper Collins in 2008.
Radical Rags: Fashions of the Sixties. Abbeville Press, 1990.
Articles about dance, opera, and books for Capital New York, Playbill, Dance Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Quest, The Weekly Standard and The New York Post.
Contributor to Modern Encyclopedia of Russian, Soviet & Eurasian History, Academic International Press, 2004.
Contributor to Scribner’s Library of Daily Life Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, 2004.
Contributor to Costas Cacaroukas’s Balanchine: Celebrating a Life in Dance, Tide-Mark Press, 2003.
Consultant to Francis Mason’s I Remember Balanchine, Doubleday, 1991.
MY CURRENT PROJECTS:
I’ve just finished a biography of Alla Osipenko, rebel prima ballerina of Leningrad’s Kirov Ballet in the 1950s and ‘60s.
Lisa Whitaker and I are working on a photo bio of Kirov legend Yuri Soloviev, expanding my Ballet Review piece on him from 2003 and our BR interview published in 2011 with Soloviev’s widow, Tatiana Legat.
I’m working on an autobiography of sorts that will contain portraits of some of the extraordinary people I’ve known and researched in fashion, the arts, among family and friends.