Justine Shih Pearson
Dr Justine Shih Pearson is a designer, curator and scholar of contemporary performance and dance. Trained originally in theatre design at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, her work has been presented in Australia, the UK, US and in Asia. She was producer of ReelDance (2007-09), acting director of Critical Path (2012-13, 2015), and has taught at UNSW, University of Sydney, and is currently Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University. She holds an MA (NYU) and PhD (Sydney) in Performance Studies, and is an editor of About Performance. Her current research integrates thinking around spatial design and practice in terms of global culture, the embodiment of cultural belonging, travel, and city planning.