About Jennifer

Jennifer Homans is the author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (2010), named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Formerly a professional dancer, Homans holds a Ph.D. in Modern European History and is the recipient of Guggenheim, Cullman Center, and NEH Fellowships. She is the Founder and Director of The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University, where she is also a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.  Homans has written for the New York Review of Books and The New Republic, among others, and is currently Dance Critic and Contributing Writer for The New Yorker.

Select Recent Publications:

Jennifer Homans, “Hail Balanchine,” The New York Review of Books (December 21, 2017)

Jennifer Homans, “Agon: ‘The Acute Edge of Risk’”, The New York Review of Books (May 12, 2016)

Jennifer Homans, “Balanchine: Making & Being Don Quixote”, The New York Review of Books, no. 10 (June 4, 2015)

Jennifer Homans, “In Balanchine’s Beautiful Forest”, The New York Review of Books, no. 4 (March 5, 2015)