Cheryl A. Ossola

Cheryl A. Ossola is senior editor at Dance Studio Life, a writer for San Francisco Ballet, a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, and a former associate editor at Dance Magazine. She’s working on a novel and a poetry collection, plotting a middle-grade book, and regarding her reading list with despair. She holds an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco—in longform fiction, not poetry, but as USF instructor Lewis Buzbee likes to say, novels and poetry have much in common. Visit her at