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Joan Acocella Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Joan Acocella
Place Of Birth
San Francisco, USA
78 years old
Birth Date
April 13 1945

Joan Acocella Facts

Child Star?
Jounalist, Writer
Education & Qualifications
Rutgers University
Net Worth
Bartholomew MacKinnon
Florence Ross, Arnold Marcus

About Joan Acocella

Joan Acocella is an American journalist, who is a staff writer for 'The New Yorker'.

Joan Acocella was born on April 13, 1945, in San Francisco, California. Joan Acocella has written various books on psychology, dance and literature.

Some of her best works include 'Mark Morris', a biography of modern dancer and choreographer Mark Morris, 'Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints', about exceptional artists, and 'Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder'.

Acocella also worked as a review editor for 'Dance Magazine', and worked as a New York critic for 'The Financial Times'. From 1998 to 2019, Acocella worked as a dance critic.

She has also worked with 'The Village Voice', as a senior critic. In 1992, she started working with 'The New Yorker', and her work was published in 'The New York Review of Books'.

She also received a Front Page Award from the 'Newswomen's Club of New York', for her article, 'Cather and the Academy', and in 1996, Acocella's article was included in the 'Best American Essays'.

Joan Acocella Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Joan Acocella’s net worth?

Joan Acocella's net worth is estimated to be $1 million.

How much does Joan Acocella earn per year?

Joan Acocella's exact annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joan Acocella?

Joan Acocella is 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) tall.

How old is Joan Acocella?

Joan Acocella was born on April 13, 1945, in San Francisco, California, so she turned 77 years old in April 2022.

Childhood And Education

Joan Acocella is the daughter of Florence Ross and Arnold Marcus. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor's degree in English. In 1984, Acocella completed her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Rutgers University and did a thesis on the Ballets Russes.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joan Acocella’s partner?

Joan Acocella married Nicholas Acocella in 1966, and they have a son named Bartholomew MacKinnon. Their marriage ended in divorce in 1991.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Joan Acocella is best known as an American journalist. She has written some extraordinary books, such as 'A Critical Biography Of Mikhail Baryshnikov' and 'Twenty-Eight Artists And Two Saints'.

She is also known as a staff writer for 'The New Yorker', for whom she writes mostly about books and dance. Acocella has also written for the 'Times Literary Supplement', 'The Times Book Review', 'The New York Review Of Books', and 'Art In America'.

In 2012, she became a Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In 1983, she became a Guggenheim Fellow.

What awards has Joan Acocella won?

  • Joan Acocella was honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Dance Research from the Congress of Research on Dance.
  • She has won the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing from the National Book Critics Circle.
  • In 2007, Acocella won the Award in Literature, American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2017, she received the Fellow, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.
  • From 1993-1994, she received the fellow Guggenheim Foundation for dance research. In 2002, she received the honor of New York Institute for the Humanities.
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