Diane Nottle is an independent writer, editor and educator based in Manhattan. For 20 years she was an editor at The New York Times, specializing in the arts. In that time she served as deputy editor for classical music and dance; night news editor for culture; assistant to the editor of the Weekend section; and arts editor for the Sunday regional sections. Before joining The Times in 1988, she was an editor at The Boston Globe, The Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester, N.Y., and The Roanoke Times in Virginia. She has written hundreds of articles published in The Times, The Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune and many other newspapers nationwide. Since 2008 she has contributed to publications including The Times, Dance Magazine, The Sondheim Review, City Center Playbill, China Daily USA and The National, Abu Dhabi’s English-language newspaper. She is currently collaborating on “The Leap: From Dancer to Director in 21st-Century Ballet.” She has taught journalism in Boston and Colorado, and English as a second language at Columbia University; in Wroclaw, Poland; and in Xiangtan, China. She currently coaches the international student at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.