Kaija Pepper has written three books on Canadian dance: The Man Next Door Dances: The Art of Peter Bingham (Finalist for the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award), The Dance Teacher: A Biography of Kay Armstrong and Theatrical Dance in Vancouver: 1880's—1920's (Honourable Mention for the City of Vancouver Book Award). She has contributed to numerous national and international magazines, anthologies, journals and theatre programs, and was co-editor of the anthology Renegade Bodies: Canadian Dance in the 1970s. She is a dance critic for The Globe and Mail and has been the editor of Dance International since 2013. She holds an MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University. Kaija currently lives in Vancouver.