Caroline Lofthouse is a Senior Lecturer in Dance and a founding member of the dance degree at Kingston University. She joined the department in 2008 after working as an independent dancer, choreographer and educator for 11 years. During this time, she performed extensively and worked with many leading choreographers such as, Jonzi D, Yael Flexer and Filip Van Huffel. She has been a faculty member at London Contemporary Dance School and taught contemporary dance technique for 2 years on the Candoco Foundation Course for Disabled Dancers. Her research is centred around somatic practices for dancers (particularly yoga and how this supports the dancer), inclusive practice and training methods for disabled dancers and choreography. In 2006, Caroline received a ‘Fund for Excellence’ scholarship from London Contemporary Dance School, to undertake an MA in Dance Training and Education.