- Ismene designed and launched the original version of The Arts Desk, after spending 15 years as the Daily Telegraph's dance critic. She was TAD's Site Coordinator and director for two years, and dance editor for four. She is an MA in Russian Studies and is presently Spectator dance critic. A trained musician, she also writes for TAD on classical music and theatre.
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