Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, Chava Pearl Lansky graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Dance and English. Following a fellowship in the Music Division of the Library of Congress, Chava spent three and a half years as an editor at Pointe Magazine. She has also written on dance for publications including Tablet, Playbill, Dance Teacher Magazine, and Musical America, and is a regular contributor to Dance Magazine. Chava is currently completing an M.A. in Biography and Memoir at The Graduate Center, CUNY.