(b Paris, 12 Jan. 1938)
US dance writer. She studied ballet with V. Belova and J. Yazvinsky and was educated at Bryn Mawr College, the Sorbonne, and Columbia University. She became dance critic and reporter for the New York Times in 1968 and between 1977 and 2005 was its principal critic. She taught at Yale and Barnard College and was appointed Knight of the Dannebrog (1986) and Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (1990).