Karen Hildebrand, Editor in Chief

Karen Hildebrand is vice president-editorial for all publications and websites of DanceMedia (Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Pointe and Dance Retailer News). She first became an advocate for dance education when she joined Dance Magazine as education editor. She hails from Colorado where she was active in the Denver/Boulder dance communities and covered dance for The Boulder Planet. Contact her at: khildebrand@dancemedia.com




Joe Sullivan, Managing Editor

Joe Sullivan started out in the dance world as a fact checker with Dance Magazine. In the years since, he's worked as a copy editor for all of DanceMedia's publications, seen many amazing performances and helped edit two dance books: Shoot Me While I'm Happy, a tap dance memoir by Jane Goldberg, and American Ballet Theatre's The Healthy Dancer: ABT Guidelines for Dancer Health. He edits Dance Teacher's Lead News section and can be reached at: jsullivan@dancemedia.com

Rachel Rizzuto, Associate Editor

Rachel Rizzuto graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance and a BA in English. New York is a far cry from her upbringing in Chalmette, Louisiana, but she is currently a very happy dancer with Mari Meade Dance Collective and takes class at Mark Morris Dance Center. Rachel covers the studio business beat and edits the monthly technique feature and Theory & Practice department. Contact her at: rrizzuto@dancemedia.com

Rachel Caldwell, Assistant Editor

Rachel Caldwell graduated from the University of North Texas with a BFA in Dance and from Mills College with a MFA in Dance. She is from Houston, Texas, where she grew up studying ballet, tap, jazz and Scottish highland dance. Rachel covers the dancer health, history, K-12 and higher ed beats. Contact her at: rcaldwell@dancemedia.com

Betsy Farber, Associate Editor

Betsy Farber graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a BA in Communications/Journalism. After college, she performed in regional theaters in New York, Ohio and New Hampshire, and was the swing in national tour of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." As a writer, she's freelanced for the Huffington Post, the LA Times, and DAME magazine. She edits DT Notes and dance-teacher.com. Contact her at: bfarber@dancemedia.com


Emily Giacalone, Art Director

Emily Giacalone earned a BFA in Communication Design (majoring in Illustration) from Pratt Institute. She got her start in magazine design with George Magazine and has worked on a variety of publications including Vogue, Four Seasons, Show People, Pilates Style, Pointe and Dance Retailer News. Contact her at: egiacalone@dancemedia.com