Who is Stance on Dance?

Have a question, opinion or a stance on dance? Contact the editor at Emmaly@StanceOnDance.com.

Stance on Dance’s editor, Emmaly Wiederholt, is a dancer and writer based in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She received her MA in arts journalism from the University of Southern California and her BFA in ballet and BS in political science from the University of Utah. She further studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and has performed extensively around the Bay Area. She is a founding member of Malinda LaVelle’s dance theater company, Project Thrust. She has contributed to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, In Dance, Caring Magazine, Cue Newspaper at the South Africa National Arts Festival, the Santa Fe Reporter and, of course, Stance on Dance, which she founded in March 2012. She currently works as the editor of Fine Lifestyles Magazine, and regularly performs, choreographs and teaches in her local dance community.

Emmaly Wiederholt


Many hundred dance artists have contributed to Stance on Dance. However, some have greatly contributed to the extent that it would not be what it is if not for these people:

Gregory Bartning is a talented photographer based in Portland, OR. Without him, the Dancing Over 50 Project would not exist.

Gregory Bartning

In addition to her work in Albuquerque, NM, advocating dance for people of all abilities, Silva Laukkanen masterfully molds the DanceCast podcasts.


A jack of all trades in Oakland, CA, Liz Brent is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, educator and producer. More of her work can be seen at www.lizb.work.

Liz Brent

Thanks to these and many others who have contributed, followed and supported Stance on Dance as it has grown!