Journalist Thea Singer has written about health and science for more than three decades. She has also been a dance critic since 1985, and is fascinated by that place where art, science, and human interest meet. She’s a contributor to Scientific American, More, O (the Oprah Magazine), Natural Health, Body + Soul, and TechnologyReview.com, and her byline has also appeared in newspapers such as theWashington Post, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and The Nation. She’s been a Publisher in Residence at Emerson College and a Fellow at the American Dance Festival Critics’ Conference. She continues to teach at MIT, where she’s an instructor in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.
Thea grew up in Fanwood and then Westfield, N.J. She graduated from Northwestern University, in Evanston, Ill., with a degree in English literature, and went on to do premed studies while working full-time as an editor at The Boston Phoenix, where she launched her writing career, covering dance and science. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a modern dancer with several Boston-based companies, and an editor at the Radcliffe Quarterly, Partisan Review, Boston magazine, Inc. magazine, and the New York Times Syndicate. She currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, Henry Santoro, daughter, Sophie Rose, and Tibetan terrier, Pretzel.
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