New York, NY
Lynn Garafola is Professor Emerita of Dance at Barnard College, Columbia University. A historian and critic, she is the author of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, Legacies of Twentieth-Century Dance, and most recently La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern. In addition to editing several books, including Rethinking the Sylph, André Levinson on Dance, and José Limón: An Unfinished Memoir, she has organized numerous symposia and curated three New York-centered exhibitions: Dance for a City: Fifty Years of the New York City Ballet (at the New-York Historical Society), New York Story: Jerome Robbins and His World, and Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer. A former Getty Scholar and recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, she is now working on a biography of Arthur Mitchell, the founder and long-time director of the Dance Theatre of Harlem.