Melody Datz Hansen is a freelance arts journalist and research writer. She specializes in dance criticism, book reviews, and maternal health. Click here for links to published articles in The Seattle Times, The Stranger Newspaper, and other news and review sites.
Melody's arts writing focuses on accessibility. She strives to preserve the historical record while examining the appeal of performance and literature to new audiences.
In 2015, Melody was interviewed by NPR's All Things Considered about her feature in The Stranger on classical ballet programming. Here is the full recording and links to the story.
Melody lives in Seattle with her partner, her young son, and their three retired hens. Melody also works as a postpartum and bereavement doula, info and contact at hansenpostpartumcare.com.