Janice Ross, an associate professor of dance history in the Drama Department at Stanford University, received her B.A. from UC Berkeley and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Ross is the author of Moving Lessons: Margaret H’Doubler and the Beginning of Dance in American Education (2000) and Performance as Experience: Dance American Culture and Anna Halprin (2006). She has published and lectured widely on dance and social activism and her scholarship has been supported by fellowships including awards from the Stanford Humanities Center and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross is currently completing an edited volume of essays about Leonid Jacobson and Jewish choreography in Russian ballet as a site of identity construction and resistance.