Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, UK
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 AHRC, European Commission, Leverhulme Trust and Wellcome Trust, her current research projects focus on the creative reuse of digital cultural content, smart learning environments for dancers, reimagining dance archives, the generative potential of error in dance and HCI, dance and disability, and dancer imagery. She led the AHRC-funded Siobhan Davies digital archive project, RePlay, and is Academic Advisor: Digital Environment for The Routledge Performance Archive. She is also founding Editor of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices and sits on the Editorial Boards of several other Journals.