Upping the ante on dance coverage and conversation

Join thINKingDANCE this Spring For In-Person Events in Philly!

tD is partnering with Philadelphia Dance Projects to host THREE WRITE BACK ATCHAs this Spring! Our next  is on Wednesday June 26th  at 7pm after Dance Up Close: Lily Kind.  

thINKingDANCE is a collective of writers who produce a FREE online journal about dance.

We identify as being BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, parents, scholars, people who have emigrated to the US, teachers, creatives, elders, young professionals, and community organizers. Using our collective identities as lenses to our writing, we are re-envisioning the possibilities within dance criticism and are building an important archive of dance and movement-based art.

We recently selected fifteen new writers from a pool of twenty-six to join the thINKingDANCE team. Since September, thay have been actively engaged in covering an abundant season of dance performances. We are looking forward to reading their upcoming reviews of dance in Philadelphia.

More writers mean more voices.

More writers enable broader coverage of dance performances, events, and phenomena.

More writers energize tD’s effort to focus on what matters: that when bodies move, art happens!


Now — with your help and a spirit of abundance — we’re asking you to match their energy with a donation to support the amazing work of thINKingDANCE. Your contribution to tD will support and strengthen this next generation of dance writers and keep this important mission going.

This year, we reached over 23,000 readers with the skillful analysis and thoughtful commentary of tD articles. People from over 130 countries read performance reviews, essays, book reviews, and interviews published on our site, connecting us to our broader communities. We invited guest educator Eva Yaa Asantewaa, a leading dance writer with over 50 years of experience of dance criticism and curation to engage with our writers. Through guided discussions about what is challenging, meaningful, and exciting about dance writing, she inspired us to meet the practice of writing with care and generosity of attention.

We welcome your participation in tD. 100% of your donation supports thINKingDANCE

Your contributions can be made in many different ways:

  • Checks payable to thINKingDANCE Mail to:

4605 Chester Ave. A405
Phila PA 19143

  • Become a monthly donor today by joining our tD Giving Circle!
  • Online  via the Paypal button below, or through our Grapevine Giving Circle, a secure online way to give to non-profits.  On #GivingTuesday (November 28th), Grapevine will MATCH donations up to $50! 
  • Via Zelle: enter "treasury@thinkingdance.net" with a note and an address so we can send a thank you letter!


THANK YOU for supporting tD, your connection to an abundant world of dance.

tD Board, Staff, and Writers

thINKingDANCE Leadership

tD Writers, Editors, and Staff Continued

Kalila Kingsford Smith, Director

Anna Drozdowski

Miryam Coppersmith, Operations Manager

Patriann Edwards

Kristen Shahverdian, Editorial Board

Mara Flamm

nikolai mckenzie ben rema, Editorial Board

Anito Gavino

Emilee Lord, Editorial Board

Darcy Grabenstein

Whitney Weinstein, Editorial Board

Caitlin Green

thINKingDANCE Board of Directors

Courtney Henry

Keila Cordova, Board Co-Chair

Maddie Hopfield

Cory Neale, Board Co-Chair

Shayla-Vie Jenkins

Zane Booker

Nadia Khayrallah

Silvana Cardell

Andrew Sargus Klein

Terry Fox

Ella-Gabriel Mason

Kostas Makrakis

Ellen Miller

Rhonda Moore

Leila Mire

Josie Smith

Megan Mizanty

Jonathan Stein

Sophiann Mahalia Moore

Lois Welk

Jennifer Passios

thINKingDANCE Writers, Editors, and Staff

Rachel DeForrest Repinz

desire amaiya

Charly Santagado

Catja Christensen

Amy Schofield

Courtney Colón

Madeline Shuron

Ziying Cui

Zornitsa Stoyanova

Lu Donovan

Kat J. Sullivan