Dr Caren Cariño’s dance career includes more than three decades as a performer, educator, academic, administrator and advocate. She danced with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, USA and was the dance program leader at Lasalle College of the Arts before becoming head of the dance department at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Dr Cariño’s research focuses on education, performance and cultural studies, with a particular interest in contemporary Asian dance. She has presented internationally, including America, China, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Dr Cariño is advisor to Singapore’s Ministry of Education, National Arts Council, Tote Board’s Arts Fund, and is Vice-President of WDA Singapore.