Dr. Ann R David is Head of Department and Reader in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton, specialising in dance anthropology and South Asian classical and popular dance. She has a BA Hons, MA (Dist) and a PhD in Dance Ethnography. Trained in ballet, contemporary and folk dance, as well as the Indian classical styles of bharatanatyam and kathak, she has published widely in dance and other interdisciplinary journals. Her publications include co-editing and contributing to a book on dance ethnography, Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives: Identity, Embodiment, and Culture (2013), as well as chapters in books on embodied ethnography, Performance and Ethnography: Dance, Drama, Music (2013) and ritual, Summoning the Spirits: Possession and Invocation in Contemporary Religion (2010), and dance, Dance Matters: Performing India (2010). Ann has written extensively on Bollywood dance, most recently in a book on Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan (2015). She is passionate about the need for the arts in education, working closely with policy makers in the arts and is on the Board of several arts organisations.