The Boston Dance Journal serves as an intelligent resource on the world of ballet, with a concentration on dance in the Boston area. Created in 2017, The Journal reports ballet criticism and news in the field, highlights artists and shares musings on ballet and the arts.

Photo by Mark Spooner Photography

Photo by Mark Spooner Photography

MARY HIERHOLZER — writer & editor 

Mary is a full-time communications specialist, and a dance writer based in Greater Boston. Originally from the Central Valley of California, Mary danced ballet in her youth, but quit prior to high school due to injury. She turned her focus to writing, and has been a writer for almost 10 years. Her passion for ballet did not fade, despite no longer seriously dancing. She reviewed ballets in student newspapers for eight years, and after graduating from Gordon College in 2015, she combined her lifelong loves of writing, ballet and the arts professionally, covering ballet for The New Boston Post for 16 months. Mary is an avid lover of history and the arts, with particular interests in intellectual history, European history, early church history, fine art and classical music. Mary holds a bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in communication arts.

Photo by Miranda Coralyn Photography 

Photo by Miranda Coralyn Photography 

alex rivera — SITE MANAGER

Alex is a full-time operations specialist and social media coordinator based in the Greater Boston area. She has lived on the North Shore for four years after moving up from Long Island, NY where she grew up. Alex graduated from Gordon College in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in English language & literature and a minor in art. To combine writing with image and design continues to be both her interest and joy professionally and recreationally. 

A special thanks to Varga Images.

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