Edward C. Warburton, Professor of Dance, University of California at Santa Cruz, USA. Warburton attended the (U)North Carolina School of the Arts and danced with American Ballet Theater and Boston Ballet. His interest in cognitive dance studies began when studying for a doctorate in human development and psychology at Harvard University. Warburton is the recipient of UCSC’s Arts Faculty Excellence in Research (2013) and National Dance Education Organization’s Outstanding Researcher (2016) awards. In 2017, he became the first arts educator to receive the honorary appointment of Sachs Distinguished Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University.