We are thrilled to announce that Rachel Saltz is adding classical music to her portfolio and has been named our new Editor-in-Chief of Classical Music and Dance. Rachel has overseen our dance coverage since 2015.
Rachel grew up in San Diego and studied South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. She attended Columbia University’s film school, where her short film, “Gold Mountain,” about Chinese launderers in New York in the early 1900s, won a student Academy Award. During her film school years, she spent many evenings at the Film Forum and the Metropolitan Opera in the fourth ring.
Before joining The Times in 2003, Rachel worked for Sports Illustrated, Essence magazine and the Daily Racing Form. At The Times, she started at the Sports Desk as an editor and moved to Culture in 2004, where for several years she was editor of daily books, working with critics and editing articles and news. on the books. In Culture, she has written theater and film reviews, with a particular interest in Bollywood.
As Dance Editor, Rachel has worked closely with critics, reporters and photo editors to broaden the reach of the paper’s coverage – to find dance where it lives, not just on the concert stage, like in this profile of street dancer Brian Seibert from Storyboard P — and expand its audience, with an increased focus on photo and video.