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Who we are
David Mead (Editor) is a choreographer, teacher and writer with a particular interest in dance in East Asia. He has a MA in Ballet Studies from Roehampton University and a PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey. David has written for many international publications, was founder editor of Entrechat, the magazine of BRB Friends, and is a former managing editor of CriticalDance. He continues to contribute to Entrechat, and is a frequent writer for Dancing Times and other international publications. David teaches and choreographs at universities and vocational schools in Taiwan and the UK.
Charlotte Kasner trained as an actor, musician and dancer (Cecchetti and flamenco) and spent 35 years working mainly in theatre and television. She has performed in venues as diverse as school halls, parks and the O2 arena for companies as wide ranging as Oily Cart Theatre and English National Ballet as well as being a regular at the Royal Albert Hall and other major concert venues as a singer with the Royal Choral Society. She has written for a variety of print and online publications and specialises in Soviet and Russian culture. She has an MA in Ballet Studies from Roehampton University.
Róisín O’Brien is a dance artist based Edinburgh. She holds a Diploma in Dance Studies from Trinity Laban, alongside degrees in English Literature and Film from the University of Edinburgh and UCL, respectively. Róisín has written for the Aerowaves’ Springback Academy and is also director of her own dance company, Parachute Dance.
Veronica Posth is an art historian and art and dance critic based in Berlin. She studied Art at the University and Fine Art Academy of Florence, at the University of Glasgow and at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam; and Dance in various schools and academies in Florence, London, Glasgow and Berlin. Besides reviewing art and dance for numerous printed and online magazines, Veronica also works as a dance dramaturge.
Maggie Foyer graduated from the Johannesburg School of Art and Ballet and danced with the Johannesburg State Ballet. After completing the Royal Academy of Dance Professional Dancers’ Teaching Course, she taught at vocational schools in the UK and abroad, including the Royal Swedish Ballet School. Besides SeeingDance, she writes for Dansportalen and a range of international print magazines, and provides programme notes for a number of international companies. Maggie holds MA degrees in Literature and Education.
Joy Wang X.Y., based in Singapore.
Phil Preece is a playwright, theatre and dance critic based in Lichfield.
Jessica Wilson, Eleanor Sofflet and Alexandra Gray, all based in London.