Jewish Women on the Map - Connecticut College
In 1962 Selma Jean Cohen began to teach dance history at the American Dance Festival at Connecticut College, which led to the creation of a program to train professional dance critics. She later wrote The International Encyclopedia of Dance, published in 1998. In 1981 she was the recipient of the first Dance Magazine Award to a dance historian.
After 30 years at the college, the festival moved to its current location at the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1978.