Laura Bleiberg Named DRC’s Inaugural Dance Champion
In recognition of her longstanding role as supporter of dance in Los Angeles, the Board of Directors of Dance Resource Center is pleased to name Laura Bleiberg inaugural LA Dance Champion. DRC has created this honor, to be given at the Board’s discretion to those who have worked tirelessly to support and uplift Los Angeles dance and the Los Angeles dance community. Laura, through her dance criticism and writings, has heralded all aspects of dance in Los Angeles. Laura also spent three years in arts administration giving her a unique understanding of what it takes to create and produce dance performance.
“Dance Resource Center is honored to be able to thank Laura in this way for her years of work championing the LA dance community.” – Albertossy Espinoza, DRC Chair
In honor of Laura, DRC will award a stipend to an emerging dance journalist. The recipient of this award will receive $500 and the blog will be featured in an upcoming issue of LA Moves
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.