Mindy Aloff

Adjunct Associate Professor

Mindy Aloff, an adjunct associate professor of dance and a lecturer in the First-Year Seminar program at Barnard, is the author of Hippo in a Tutu: Dancing in Disney Animation and a collection of poetry, Night Lights. She is also the editor of Leaps in the Dark: Art and the World by Agnes de Mille and of The Unpicturelikeness of Pollock, Soutine and Others by Louis Finkelstein and is the author-editor of Dance Anecdotes: Stories from the Worlds of Ballet, Broadway, the Ballroom and Modern Dance. Her essays, features, reviews, and interviews on dance, literature, film, and other cultural subjects have appeared widely in U.S. and European periodicals, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Dancing Times, The Threepenny Review, The New Yorker, and Virginia Quarterly Review. Aloff is a graduate of Vassar College (A.B., English) and earned a master’s in English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a past president of the Dance Critics Association, a past editor of the association’s newsletter, and a past editor of the Vassar Quarterly, as well as an erstwhile fellow of the Woodrow Wilson and John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundations and a winner of a Whiting Writers Award. She is currently at work on two volumes, one as an editor, for The Library of America, and one as a writer, for the Yale University Press.


Page to Stage

First Year Seminar

Dance Criticism

Dance in Film

The Rigor and Romance of Dance (PCP)