Dance Researcher & Educator
Kathryn is a dance research and educator, specialising in inclusive dance practice and research methods. Currently, Kathryn is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University exploring the lived experience of isolated working for disabled dance artists, considering modes of communication, use of technology and change in working practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020 Kathryn completed her PhD at C-DaRE and her AHRC-funded research focused on photography-based interventional approaches that sought to change public perceptions about disabled people who dance.
Kathryn graduated with an MA in Education (Distinction) from University of Brighton (2016) and holds a first-class BA (Hons) in Dance Studies from Roehampton University (2010). Her Masters dissertation focused on the perceptions held by dance students as to the value of dance and its effect on life aspects, including education, relationships and wellbeing. She is currently an Associate Lecturer at University of Malta, an Academic Tutor at Bird College and Research Assistant at University of Winchester. Additionally, Kathryn has worked as Impact and Communications Manager for AWA DANCE charity and is currently Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Dance HE and Newsletter Editor for the Society for Dance Research.
Presentations on the intersection between dance disability and public interventions in the UK, the historical erasure of Irish dance in Australia, and the fostering of transnational academic and artistic dialogues through technology. Mollenhauer’s presentation argues that although Irish dance currently enjoys a measure of civic prominence, its contribution to the archive of Australian dance practice is “missing”. […]