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Who We Are
David Mead is a choreographer, teacher and writer with a particular interest in dance in East Asia. A regular contributor to Dancing Times until it ceased in 2022, he continues to write for other publications, also working as a freelance editor, including for the National Theater in Taipei. David was founder editor of Entrechat, the magazine of BRB Friends, and is a former managing editor of CriticalDance. David teaches and choreographs at universities and vocational schools in Taiwan and the UK. He has a MA in Ballet Studies from Roehampton University and a PhD in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey.
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.
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 has been a dancer, dance teacher and is now a dance writer. Her work has been published in many outlets including Dancing Times, Dance International, DANZA&DANZA, Dance Europe and several websites. She has written programme notes for a number of European and US opera houses and has contributed to books on dance. She lectures in humanities at The Open University, UK and has been a lecturer in dance studies at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
Taken to see her first ballet at Covent Garden at the age of three, Nicola Claire trained as a dancer at the Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst under Bridget Espinosa. After several years in theatre, she then taught dance, while studying for her Dip.Ed. and MA at London University, and then an M.Ed. During a full-time career in teaching, she was head of seven schools, in five different countries, including a theatre arts school. Nicola presently works in Further Education as an EPA assessor, has published a book of poetry, and is doing her PhD. Her youngest grandchild has just started dance class!
Joy Wang X.Y., presently undertaking doctoral research into time, power and women’s lives in Singapore at Cambridge University.
Anna Pujol Castiblanque, former dancer with Ballet Cymru, now studying for her PhD in Biomechanics at Cambridge University.
Jeannette Andersen, based in Southern Germany.
Former writers include Phil Preece (Lichfield-based playwright, theatre and dance critic), Róisín O’Brien (Edinburgh-based choreographer, producer and writer), Jessica Wilson, Eleanor Sofflet and Alexandra Gray.