Sarah Whatley


Professor Sarah Whatley is Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, UK. Her research interests extend to dance and new technologies, intangible cultural heritage, somatic dance practice and pedagogy, dance documentation, and inclusive dance practice; she has published widely on these themes. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), European Commission, Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust, her current funded research projects focus on the creative reuse of digital cultural content, smart learning environments for dancers, reimagining dance archives and dance documentation, the generative potential of error in dance and HCI, dance and disability, and dancer imagery. She is also founding Editor of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and sits on the Editorial Boards of several other Journals. She is a strategic reviewer for the AHRC and an evaluator for the European Commission.