Melody Datz Hansen is a freelance arts writer in Seattle, Washington. She specializes in dance criticism, book reviews, and maternal health. Her work appears in The Seattle Times, The Stranger Newspaper, City Arts Magazine, and other online and print publications.
Melody's arts writing focuses on accessibility. She strives to preserve the historical record for seasoned arts fans while introducing new audiences to the super awesome world of dance performance.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Melody has lived in Japan, New York, Germany, and Poland, but is an unabashed and rain-loving Pacific Northwesterner. Melody also works as a postpartum and bereavement doula at hansenpostpartumcare.com.