Rachel Pedro is a lecturer in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology where she coordinates theory units, including dance history and analysis, and teaches practical classes in Latin dance and music theatre. The diverse range of postgraduate projects Rachel has supervised include topics such as the professional/ educational interface in the choreographic process, new media choreography, event management for dance, receptive participation at contemporary dance performances, early Australian colonial dance, and dance as a tool for youth peacebuilding. Rachel’s own research centres around Latin dance, following an extensive early career as a full-time teacher of numerous Central and South American dance styles. Rachel is currently undertaking a PhD pertaining to globalisation and the politics of hybridity in samba de gafieira dance in Australia. Rachel has also co-authored psychology-based research concerning the use of self-reflection when learning Latin dance.