Jean Lenihan
Jean Lenihan

Jean Lenihan is an award-winning arts journalist with sidelines in editing, teaching and creative writing. Raised in Manhattan in the roaring '70s, she grew up watching and studying dance at the High School of Performing Arts and Sarah Lawrence College plus she holds an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins University. Formerly the staff dance critic for the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly, she now writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times and other outlets.

Recent Articles
Ryan Heffington on Choreographing Sia's 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart' Videos
Ryan Heffington on Choreographing Sia's 'Chandelier' and 'Elastic Heart' Videos
Choreographer Ryan Heffington talks about the controversial dance moves of Sia's "Chandelier" and "Elastic Heart" music videos.
Connecting the Stars of Trisha Brown's Constellation
Connecting the Stars of Trisha Brown's Constellation
Four Trisha Brown site-specific performances, including "Man Walking" and "Roof Piece," were performed around Los Angeles this past weekend.
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