Journalist Thea Singer has written about health and science for more than three decades. She has also been a dance critic since 1985, and is fascinated by that place where art, science, and human interest meet. Thea is a contributor to More; O, The Oprah Magazine; Natural Health; Body+Soul; and TechnologyReview.com. Her byline has also appeared in newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, and The Nation. Thea has been a Publisher in Residence at Emerson College and a Fellow at the American Dance Festival Critics’ Conference. Currently, she teaches at MIT as an instructor in the Writing Across the Curriculum Program.
Thea grew up in Fanwood and then Westfield, New Jersey. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in English literature and went on to do pre-med studies while working full-time as an editor at The Boston Phoenix. It was during her time at The Boston Phoenix that she launched her writing career, covering dance and science. Before becoming a full-time writer, she was a modern dancer with several Boston-based companies, and an editor at the Radcliffe Quarterly, Partisan Review, Boston magazine, Inc. magazine, and The New York Times Syndicate. She currently lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband, Henry Santoro, daughter, Sophie Rose, and Tibetan terrier, Pretzel.