Dance, when you’re broken open.
Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you’re perfectly free.
Dancing Perfectly Free (DPF) was created in October 2007 as a way to share original criticism, ideas, reviews, previews, and commentary about dance and the arts in New York City. DPF strives to enrich dance culture by engaging the online dance community and cultivating new audiences. Reader participation is encouraged and welcome.
Co-founder, Head Writer
Evan started dancing when she was three. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in 2007, where she studied ballet, modern, movement analysis, dance history and criticism, and dance culture in NYC. She works in nonprofit marketing and writes about dance for The Brooklyn Rail and Dancing Perfectly Free. Evan has a certificate in arts management from NYU and a master’s degree in nonprofit management from The New School. When not working, studying, or writing about dance, Evan can be found running outdoors, attending performances, or hiking and kayaking in the Adirondacks. She can be reached at evan (at) dancingperfectlyfree (dot) com.
Co-founder, Former Contributor
Allison grew up in Northern California. She was a competitive gymnast for eight years before she began studying ballet, jazz, and theater. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in May of 2007 with a concentration in biology and psychology. In college she spent a year studying at Columbia University, where she danced with Orchesis dance group and studied for five months in Vienna, Austria, where she taught dance and English classes at the Vienna Bilingual School. After living in New York for five years, Allison moved to California in June 2008. She currently lives in San Francisco.
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