Lisa Traiger

An arts journalist and critic since 1985, Lisa Traiger wrote the dance column for The Washington Post Weekend section from 1999 to 2014, and she was a freelance dance critic for the Post Style section from 1997-2006. As arts correspondent, Traiger’s pieces on the cultural and performing arts appear regularly in the Washington Jewish Week, where she has reported on Jewish drum circles, Israeli folk dance, Holocaust survivors, Jewish Freedom Riders, and artists from Ben Shahn to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim to Y Love, Anna Sokolow to Liz Lerman. She has written for Ballet Review, Dance Magazine, Washingtonian, The Forward, Moment, Pointe, Dance Studio Life, Stagebill, Sondheim Review, Asian Week, New Jersey Jewish News, Bethesda Magazine and Washington Review. Traiger is an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and University of Maryland College Park. When not in darkened theaters watching a show, you can find her trying dance forms from modern to Broadway jazz, bharata natyam to flamenco, hip hop, swing and salsa.

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