COHEN, SELMA JEANNE (1920– ), U.S. dance historian. Cohen taught at New York City's High School of Performing Arts and later at the Connecticut College School of Dance. She wrote on dance for the New York Times and the Saturday Review and edited The Modern Dance – Seven Statements of Belief (1966). She was co-founder with A.J. Pischl of Dance Perspectives magazine (1959) as a series of monographs; she continued as sole editor from 1965 until 1976 and was the editor of the Dance Department of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. She was the founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance published in 1998, which crowned her initiatives on behalf of dance scholarship.
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