About Me

I am the author of the Ballet Theatre Chronicles (Off Balance, Outside the Limelight, Ballet Orphans, Other Stages) and A Dancer’s Guide to Africa. A former Peace Corps volunteer and ballet dancer, my writing has appeared in numerous publications, including the Crab Orchard Review, Women Who Eat (Seal Press), A Woman’s Europe (Travelers’ Tales), Literary Mama, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Jose Mercury News. I review ballet performances for Bachtrack.com and blog about ballet and classical music at The Classical Girl. I make my home with family in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I love humor, hiking, an engrossing book, and a nice glass of red.

A long time ago, in a continent far, far away…  (Me, Togo, West Africa, circa 1986)