Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Charlotte Svendler Nielsen

Associate Professor

From 2016 Associate Professor in educational studies of movement. From 2011-2016 Assistant Professor. From 2008-2011 Post Doc and Senior Lecturer in educational studies and dance. From 2004-2008 PhD scholar in movement and dance education. From 2002-2004 Lecturer within the areas dance and movement, movement pedagogy and -psychology. Has studied dance at the University of Brighton (UK), taught and performed in many occasions in Denmark and Spain. Has contributed to books and journals in Danish,English and Spanish. Co-editor for the Routledge book series: Dance Education Around the World: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change (Routledge, 2015), Dance, Access and Inclusion: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change (Routledge, 2017) and Dancing Across Borders: Perspectives on Dance, Young People and Change (Routledge, 2020). Executive board member in Dance and the Child International (2009-2022). Chair of the research commitee daCi & World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Taiwan July 2012 and program chair daCi's 13th international congress Copenhagen July 2015. Chair of the European Network of Observatories in the Field of Arts and Cultural Education linked to UNESCO from 2019. Invited member of the panel of researchers in arts education established by the Danish Agency for Culture and Palaces (from 2015). Contracted as researcher forthe Danish Ministry of Education project Learning through Movement (2013-2014), collaborator of the KONE funded Finnish research project Embodied Language Learning through the Arts (ELLA), the Norwegian strategic research project “Empowering Student Teachers as Agents of Change in Cross-Sectorial Collaborations using The Cultural Schoolbag in Norway as a Learning Platform (pARTiciPED)” (2021-2023), the Finnish Academy's project Arts as Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality (ArtsEqual) (2015-2020) and the North-South Network Knowledge Production, Archives and Artistic Research supported by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (2016-2017).

Knowledge of languages


Danish (mother tongue)

English (Cambridge Proficiency)

Spanish (oral and in writing)

Catalan (oral and in writing)


PhD in movement education, MSc in Physical Education, PhD in movement education

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