Painting by Monica Edwards

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.

5 thoughts on “Bio

  1. kim savage

    Laura – Congratulations on your beautiful new blog post! It is a delight to read your crisp and precise writing, all in one place! For anyone in the LA area looking for dance news and critique, this is the go to blog. Looking forward to seeing more performances with you.

  2. Dear Laura,
    It’s been ages! I hope life has been treating you and your family well. I’m delighted to see you still have my image of Swan Lake framing your wonderful writing.
    I wanted to inform you that I have a new book coming out and was wondering if you might be interested in reviewing it for the Los Angeles Times as well as your blog. Inside The Dancer’s Art is my sixth book–it’s a retrospective of my 30 years of photographs of dancers with quotes from the dancers themselves expressing what dance/art means to them. It features the biggest names in dance along side many talented emerging young artists. It includes a Foreword by Lar Lubovitch. If you’re interested, I can have my publisher send you a complimentary copy of the book. Please let me know and I’ll get that in the works. I’ll need your address. In the meantime, please visit my website to read more about the book. Click on Books. Sending you my best, Rose

    Please also feel free to phone me. 818 784-8504

  3. Felicia

    Hi Laura – i handle the PR for St-Germain, and we have an incredible event coming up in LA with movement based contemporary dance company, No)one. Art House. I would love to share more details/invite for a potential story idea — can you send me the best address? Many thanks – Felicia.

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