Dr. Sharon Phelan lectures in Physical Education and Dance at the Institute of Technology, in Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland. She has danced with Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland, for over twenty-five years and she is a National Facilitator in Dance with the Department of Education. Sharon was responsible for the first dance syllabus at second level in Ireland and she has also published internationally on dance, from educational, artistic and cultural perspectives. In 2014, her book, ‘Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories’ was published by Cambridge Scholars Press. Her current areas of interest include supervision of dance research at masters and at doctoral levels and the use of distance learning in dance in third level. She is also completing another book, which focuses on dance-in-education from an all-inclusive perspective.