Sondra Forsyth has a dual career in journalism and ballet. She is a Co-Editor-in-Chief of thirdAGE.com, Sondra has been writing and editing on the web since 1997 when she began contributing her "New York Dance Scene" articles to DanceArt.com and editing other writers for the site. She is experienced with Drupal and WordPress content management systems.
Sondra writes about a broad range of topics including health and fitness, narrative non-fiction "as told to" stories, women’s issues, fashion, beauty, celebrities, psychology and mental well-being, money and work, parenting and grandparenting, relationships, and dance. She is a winner of the prestigious National Magazine Award, given jointly by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors, for a narrative non-fiction piece in Good Housekeepingentitled "The Families Left Behind". Her by-line has appeared in many major magazines, among them Town & Country, Redbook, Gourmet, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Dance Magazine, Dance Teacher, and Ladies' Home Journal. She was a contributor to the iconic "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in LHJ and served as LHJ's Executive Editor. Her other posts were Editor-in-Chief of Broadway World Dance, Features Editor at Cosmopolitan under the legendary Helen Gurley Brown, and Articles Editor at Bride's. Sondra is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of twelve books published by such respected houses as Ulysses Press, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, and Grand Central. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Dance Critics Association.
A former ballerina, Sondra founded Ballet Ambassadors and served as Artistic Director. The company, an arts-in-education outreach organization, received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department of Education, Suffolk County BOCES, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Con Edison Strategic Partnerships, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation as well as generous individual donors. Sondra was named a 2012 Purpose Prize Fellow by Encore.org for giving underserved young people the chance to share the stage with professional dancers in the classics and original ballets. Click on "Teaching & Speaking" to see where Sondra has taught, including the open classes at American Ballet Theatre and The School at Steps on Broadway.
Sondra has a grown son and daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons.
She holds a masters degree from Harvard.