Marcia B. Siegel

Dance Critic Biography

Marcia B. Siegel dance critic and lecturer, has written four collections of reviews and essays, the latest of which, Mirrors & Scrims – The Life and Afterlife of Ballet, has just been published by Wesleyan University Press. Her other books include Howling Near Heaven – Twyla Tharp and the Reinvention of Modern Dance, Days on Earth – The Dance of Doris Humphrey, and The Shapes of Change – Images of American Dance. Siegel’s writing has appeared in newspapers, books, and journals, including the Hudson Review, where she has been a Contributing Editor since 1973. She currently reviews dance for the Boston Phoenix. Siegel holds a certificate in Laban Movement Analysis (CMA). She was a member of the resident faculty in the Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, from 1983-1999. She received the CORD award for contributions to dance research in 2005.