Kent De Spain is a choreographer/theatre artist and independent scholar. He received his B.A. in Dance and M.A. in Choreography from UCLA, his Ed.D. in Dance Studies from Temple University and was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Ohio State University. He has taught and toured throughout the United States, and in Europe, Asia and Latin America. De Spain has been the recipient of several awards, including the Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Choreography and an Established Choreographer's Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has published, presented and performed extensively in the areas of movement improvisation and dance and technology, including essays in Dance Research Journal and the online journal Body, Space, Technology.