About the Author

Janice RossJanice Ross, Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies Department at Stanford University, is the author of Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and  Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia, published by Yale University Press January 2015. Her previous books include; Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance, (University of California Press 2007), San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five, (Chronicle Books 2007), and Moving Lessons: Margaret H’Doubler and The Beginning of Dance in American Education, (University of Wisconsin Press 2001). Her Dance Studies essays have been published in numerous anthologies including On Stage Alone: Soloists and The Modern Dance Canon, ed. Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy, (University of Florida Press 2012), Dignity in Motion: Dance, Human Rights and Social Justice, (Scarecrow Press 2008), Perspectives on Israeli and Jewish Dance, (Wayne State Press 2011), Performance and Ritual, ed. by Mark Franco (Routledge 2007), Everything Was Possible (Re) Inventing Dance in the 1960s, (UWPress 2003). Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to Israel, two Stanford Humanities Center Fellowships, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, Jacobs’ Pillow Research Fellowship, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. For 10 years she was the staff dance critic for The Oakland Tribune and for 20 years the SF contributing editor to Dance Magazine. Her articles on dance have appeared in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times among other publications. She is past president of both the international Society of Dance History Scholars and the Dance Critics Association and past director of the Dance Division at Stanford University.

Also by Janice Ross

Halprin book

Anna Halprin: Experience as Dance
By Janice Ross
Foreword by Richard Schechner
University of California Press 2007
SF Ballet

San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five
By Janice Ross
Preface by Brigitte Lefvre
Foreword by Allan Ulrich
Chronicle Books 2007
Moving Lessons

Moving Lessons: Margaret H’Doubler and the Beginning of Dance in American Education
By Janice Ross
University of Wisconsin Press 2001