Meryl Cates is a New York-based writer who has been published in the New York Times, the New Yorker’s Culture Desk, the Paris Review Daily, Dance Magazine, Billboard, the Dancing Times (London), Interview Magazine, among others outlets. While primarily writing about dance, Meryl’s work has also covered theater, literature, and even an afternoon planting flowers and herbs in poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s upstate New York garden.
Meryl’s extensive research on Zelda Fitzgerald’s dance training in the United States and in France has appeared in several publications.
In 2010, she was a Fellow with the National Endowment for the Arts Institute in Dance Criticism. As a former dancer, Meryl created the first Bachelor of Arts and Liberal Arts degree (BALA) in Dance Journalism from Purchase College, State University of New York, while training at the prestigious Conservatory of Dance. She is also a senior communications professional at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.