Julinda D. Lewis is a dancer, teacher, and writer. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she grew up in New York, earned a BS and MA in Dance and Dance Education from NYU, and a second master’s in early childhood education from Brooklyn College. She is a licensed and ordained Minister of Dance, active in the International Dance Commission and The Eagles Network. After 32 years of teaching in public schools in NYC and Richmond, Julinda enjoys retirement teaching dance history at VCU and writing about local dance and theater.

Julinda founded St. Paul’s Baptist Church’s Ayinde Liturgical Dance ministry, was a consultant with the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a founding member of the Richmond Theater Critics Circle. Her reviews of local productions have appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch since 2007.

Julinda has written several books including “Whistlin’ Women and Crowin’ Hens: An Anti-Biography,” “The Tabernacle Teaching,” “Dancing in the Bible: Biblical Foundations for the Dancer,” and “Alvin Ailey, Jr.: A Life in Dance,” all of which are available at Amazon.com.

Read more about Julinda in this Richmond magazine profile:

Julinda’s latest reviews are available at her website, RVArt Review.