|Title:||Adjunct Professor of Dance|
B.A. English/Communication, Loyola University Chicago
Ms. Lucia Mauro is an instructor of Dance History at Loyola University Chicago. She has been writing about the performing arts throughout Chicago since 1988. She is an arts writer and dance critic whose work appears in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Collection, Playbill, CS Magazine, Front Desk Magazine,Footlights, Demo Magazine, Dance Magazine, Pointe Magazine, Dance Teacher, Dance Spirit, Stage Directions, examiner.com, and more. She is the author of three books for McGraw-Hill: Career Portraits: Fashion; Careers for Fashionplates & Other Trendsetters (third edition); and Careers for the Stagestruck & Other Dramatic Types (second edition). Ms. Mauro also edited A Leap Across the Atlantic: The Memoirs of Two Ballet Dancers (2006) and has published two books of her color photography, Frieze Frame: Textures & Colors of Italy (2004) and Frieze Frame II: Textures & Colors of Italy (2006). She appeared in the Emmy Award-winning TV documentary series, “The Chicago Dance Project,” and several other dance films. In addition to being the dance critic for Chicago Public Radio, Ms. Mauro moderates the dance-themed “FireSide Chats” at the Auditorium Theatre and hosts the dance programs at the Arts Club of Chicago. She conducts many live conversations with artists across the country, including American Ballet Theatre at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. Ms. Mauro also writes and speaks extensively about Italian culture and history.