Sara Reed is principal lecturer in dance at Coventry University and a member of C-DaRE, the Centre for Dance Research. She has a long practice and research history in dance, somatic practice and somatic informed dance education. After initial study and training at the Laban Centre, she gained an MA in performing arts at Middlesex University across the disciplines of theatre, dance and music and a Ph.D. from the University of Surrey. Her experience has involved her in interdisciplinary practice across dance, fine art practices, music, choreography and theatre. Sara’s most recent publications include chapters in Attending to Movement: Somatic Perspectives on Living in this World (2015); Mindful Movement: The Evolution of Somatic Arts and Conscious Action (2016); Emerging Practices in Dance: A Somatic Orientation (2016) and Awakening the spirit through dance, somatics and Scaravelli Yoga, in Spiritual Herstories: Call of the Soul in Dance Research (2018). She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Dance, Movement & Spiritualities and a reviewer for the Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices. She was team member on the three year, Leverhulme Funded Project, In the Dancer’s Mind (2014–17). Her career has spanned a wide range of dance, performance, arts and education contexts and she has held senior posts at: University of Surrey, Dartington College of Arts, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Coventry University. Sara is a Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement and Functional Integration practitioner.