(b Providence, RI, 5 May 1934)
US critic and writer on dance. She founded Ballet Review in 1965, continuing as editor until 1978, and through her column in the New Yorker (1974–98) became one of America's foremost and most influential dance critics. She was author of The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book (New York, 1972) and her collected reviews were published in four volumes: Afterimages (1978), Going to the Dance (1982), Sight Lines (1987), and Writing in the Dark (2000). She also worked in television, as a writer for the Dance in America series.