Lise Friedman’s arts workshops involve the examination and design of a wide variety of publications and visual media. She is the author of two Children’s Book of the Month Club Selections— First Lessons in Ballet and Break a Leg! The Kids Guide to Acting and Stagecraft —and of Alvin Ailey Dance Moves! A Dance-Based Approach to Movement and Exercise, and coauthor, with her sister Ceil Friedman, of Letters to Juliet, which has been translated into Italian and Portuguese, and inspired the idea behind the 2010 film Letters to Juliet , starring Vanessa Redgrave and Amanda Seyfried. Prior to coming to NYU, she was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, editor of the award-winning quarterly Dance Ink , dance writer for Microsoft’s New York Sidewalk , editorial director of Access Press, Inc., and editor of several books, including “Poor Dancer's Almanac: Managing Life and Work in the Performing Arts” and “People Who Dance.” She received Gallatin’s Advisor of Distinction Award in 2007 and Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010, and is working on a children’s book about a real girl and the “Nutcracker” ballet.