ALOFF, Mindy. American, b. 1947. Genres: Poetry, Dance/Ballet, Humanities, Literary criticism and history, Writing/Journalism, Essays. Career: University of Portland, OR, instructor in English, 1973-75; freelance writer and editor in Portland, 1975-80, NYC, 1988-; Dance, NYC, national staff correspondent, 1976-80, associate critic, 1979-80, senior critic, 1980-91; Vassar Quarterly, Poughkeepsie, NY, editor, 1980-88; Nation, dance critic, 1983-93; New Yorker, weekly writer for Goings on About Town and contrib to Talk of the Town, 1987-92; New Republic, dance critic, 1993-2001. Princeton University, visiting lecturer, 1996; Barnard College, adjunct associate professor, 1999-2000, assistant professor of professional practice, 2002-03; George Balanchine Foundation, consultant, 1999-; lecturer at workshops, consultant. Publications: Night Lights (poems), 1979.