Wendy Perron

2001 Vera List Center Fellow
Wendy Perron is a dancer and choreographer living in New York City.

Programs and projects
Art and the Immigrant Experience, Dance: A Talk with Anna Halperin, and Artists Speaking on 9/11

Perron, editor in chief of Dance Magazine 2004-2013, had a 30-year career as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She has written articles for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Ballet Review, Dance Research Journal, and Dance Magazine. Her brief memoir about dancing in the 60s and 70s appears in Sally Banes's book Reinventing Dance in the 1960s: Everything Was Possible. She also produced radio programs in the arts for WBAI Pacifica Radio and has been a commentator on WNYC. As a senior fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics from 1999 to 2001, she presented panels on topics from artists' responses to 9/11 to fusion in dance forms. (Biography as of 2009) Her 2013 book, Through the Eyes of a Dancer, is a selection of her essays, memoirs, and reviews spanning 40 years.