Michelle Potter is an independent writer, historian and curator with a doctorate in Art History and Dance History from the Australian National University. She was founding editor of Brolga. An Australian journal about dance, inaugural Curator of Dance at the National Library of Australia (2002–2006) and Curator, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (2006–2008). She is the recipient of two Australian Dance Awards: Outstanding Achievement in Dance on Film (2001) and Services to Dance (2003). She has been widely published and her most recent book is Dame Maggie Scott. A life in dance (Melbourne: Text, 2014).