Sarah L. Kaufman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic of The Washington Post and is the author of "The Art of Grace: On Moving Well Through Life." She writes about the arts, entertainment and the union of art and science. She has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a Princeton University McGraw Professor of Writing and Ferris Professor of Journalism, and she serves on the faculty of the National Critics Institute and mentors young writers through various programs. She was a French-American Foundation Journalism Fellow and a U.S. Senate page. Kaufman joined The Washington Post in 1994 after working at the Buffalo News and the Arlington Heights Daily Herald. She grew up in Maryland and studied the Royal Academy of Dance method with Alan Woodard of the English National Ballet.