Laura Bleiberg is a journalist and arts critic, whose pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, GQ, Dance Magazine and other publications. She has been the primary dance critic (freelance) for the Los Angeles Times since 2008. She was an arts reporter at the Orange County Register, a senior editor at Orange Coast Magazine, a news reporter for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and the guest dance critic for public radio station KCRW-89.9 FM.
She was awarded a fellowship to the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, and attended the American Dance Festival’s Critics Conference in Durham, North Carolina.
Though dance is a particular specialty, and this site is devoted exclusively to her dance writing, Laura’s career has included news and investigative reporting, magazine editing, copy editing, and grant writing. She worked for three years in arts administration.
Laura grew up in Los Angeles and has lived in San Francisco, Chicago and New York City. She currently lives in Long Beach, CA.