Erin Bomboy

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A native of Richmond, Virginia, Erin Bomboy trained as a classical ballet dancer before spending a decade as a professional competitive ballroom dancer. She holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter where she works as a writer, editor, and teacher in the dance field. In her free time, Erin enjoys bacon, books, cats, and wine.

She is the author of The Pas de Deux: A Classical Ballet Romance, The Piece: A Contemporary Ballet Novel, and The Winner: A Ballroom Dance Novel.

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The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Taking on Yellowface in Classic Choreography at the 92nd Street Y with Phil Chan and Georgina Pazcoguin

Mark Twain once said, “The less there is to justify a traditional custom, the harder it is to get rid of it.” Although Twain probably didn’t see much ballet in his lifetime, his words aptly describe an art form that is almost slavish in its devotion to a vaunted past. How else to explain the racist clichés that parade across stages around the world well into the 21st century?Phil Chan and Georgina Read more of this blog post »
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“Honesty was a thing that could never be a thing. In a blaze of hubris and misplaced enthusiasm, we kowtowed to it, thinking it would make us better people, but conveniently forgetting that an abstraction was incompatible with the specificity of a human’s needs and wants.”
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“I was a swan, but ripped apart and taped haphazardly back together again.”
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