Jennifer Dunning

Jennifer Dunning (born February 4, 1942) is a writer and critic for The New York Times on the subjects of dance and ballet. She is the author of the 1985 But First a School: The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet, the 1996 Alvin Ailey, a Life in Dance,[1] and the 1997 Great Performances: A Celebration.

Dunning was born in New York City and studied dance. In 1977 she became the ballet critic for The New York Times.[2] She retired from the paper in 2008.[3]


  1. ^ Here Publishing (13 October 1998). The Advocate. Here Publishing. pp. 61–.
  2. ^ "Dunning, Jennifer (b New York, 4 Feb. 1942)". Oxford Reference. Retrieved 25 October 2018.
  3. ^ Leslie Berman (2008). "Writing Nostalgia - Dance Criticism at the New York Times in the Age of Internet Journalism" (PDF). Barnard College. Retrieved 25 October 2018.