Brian Seibert is the author of What the Eye Hears: A History of Tap Dancing (FSG, 2015). Since 2011, he has been a dance critic and features writer for The New York Times, and he has contributed to The New Yorker since 2002. His reviews, features, and essays have appeared in The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, Slate, Dance Magazine, and The Threepenny Review, among other publications. He has written children’s books about George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins for The Library of American Choreographers series (Rosen Pub Group, 2005). He has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Corporation of Yaddo. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia University, he has taught writing at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Columbia University.