Janice Berman

Janice Berman, SFCV’s senior dance critic, has been a dance writer and reviewer since 1978, beginning at Newsday and New York Newsday. She has written on dance for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ballet Review, and Dance Magazine, where she was editor-in-chief.

Articles By This Author

Janice Berman - April 8, 2021

SF Ballet’s streaming video of these glittering gems is available through April 21.

Janice Berman - March 9, 2021

A premiere film contrasts with two favorite repertory works on the company’s latest digital program.

Janice Berman - March 1, 2021

Three masterful dance commissions for New York City Center get an online reprise for Black History Month through March 5.

Janice Berman - February 15, 2021

Harsh reality begets a brilliant multimedia dance fantasy.

Janice Berman - January 18, 2021

The company’s virtual gala offers fresh reminders of its ongoing strengths and tantalizing glimpses of great things to come.

Janice Berman - October 21, 2020

This year’s San Francisco Dance Film Festival hasn’t missed a step in its transition to the smaller screen.

Janice Berman - September 25, 2020

Ballet was just the beginning for Chafin Seymour, the rising San José dancer, choreographer, and teacher.

Janice Berman - August 10, 2020

SF Ballet’s Dance of Dreams captures our times on film in iconic San Francisco settings.

Janice Berman - July 6, 2020

Hope Boykin carries on the important work of dancing, creating, and sharing, even as the dance stages and studios are shuttered.

Janice Berman - May 4, 2020

The company’s artistic director shares his ideas for coping with uncertainty and celebrates promotions and a new addition.