MJ Thompson is a writer and teacher working on dance, performance, and visual art. Her dissertation, Impure Movement: Mundane Body Techniques in 20th Century American Choreography (NYU 2009) was recipient of the Cynthia Jean Cohen Bull Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. She was a Lillian S. Robinson Fellow at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montreal in 2010. Her articles have appeared in Ballettanz, Border Crossings, The Brooklyn Rail, Canadian Art, Dance Current, Dance Ink, Dance Magazine, The Drama Review, Women and Performance, Theatre Journal, and elsewhere. She is currently Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Practices, in the department of Art Education at Concordia University.