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Centre for Dance Research

The internationally recognised Centre for Dance Research (CDR) is a meeting ground for scholars and students from all over the world, and embraces a wide range of dance research projects in professional choreography and in historical, analytical, anthropological, philosophical and cultural studies.

The CDR is affiliated to the Department of Dance and acts as the umbrella for all staff and PhD students' research projects. The Centre's international reputation and vibrant research culture draw a rich mix of postgraduate students from all over the world. This year, 15 nationalities are represented among Roehampton’s 32 research students, the majority of whom are on scholarships. As CDR Director, Theresa Buckland, Professor of Dance History and Ethnography, follows Andrée Grau, Professor of the Anthropology of Dance, and founder Stephanie Jordan, Research Professor in Dance, in leading research activities.