Suzanne Carbonneau

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Suzanne Carbonneau is a dance critic and historian whose writings have appeared in The Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She directs the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival and has served as critic-in-residence at the Joyce Theater in New York. Carbonneau is also scholar-in-residence at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival; a dance consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts; and a lecturer and writer on dance for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other presenters across the U.S. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Carbonneau is working on a critical biography of choreographer Paul Taylor to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her past contributions to the Center website include an interview with Danny Yung, artistic director of Hong Kong's Zuni Icosahedron, and an essay on choreographer Lucinda Childs' dances in silence.