Vice Dean in Research and Professor in Artistic Research, Dr. Leena Rouhiainen, is head of the Performing Arts Research Centre of the Theatre Academy, University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland. She is a dancer-choreographer and dance scholar. Together with her artistic collaborators, she has received several national awards artistic work in Finland. She has published articles related to phenomenology, somatics and artistic research and dance. She has been awarded funding for several research projects related to dance, embodiment and artistic research. She has co-edited Ways of Knowing in Dance and Art (2007) and Dance Spaces: Practices of Movement (2012). She has been the chair and vice-chair of the board of Nordic Forum for Research in Dance (NOFOD). She is a member of the Executive Board of the Society for Artistic Research (SAR).