Roslyn Sulcas is a dance critic for the New York Times. She grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, and studied English literature at university, receiving post-graduate degrees from the University of Cape Town and Paris VII (Jussieu). While finishing her thesis she lived in Paris, where she began writing for the British Dance Theater Journal and became the Paris correspondent for "Dance & Dancers," "Dance Magazine" and "Dance International" as well as writing frequently for other publications. In 1996 she moved to New York and worked as an editor at Saveur, Top Model, House & Garden and House Beautiful while continuing to write about dance. She began to review dance for the New York Times in 2005.