- Ms Rachel Mathews
- Lecturer in Dance Theory
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Creative Practice,
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- Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
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- Identifiers and profiles
Master of Arts in Dance with Distinction (University of Surrey)
- Professional memberships
- Ausdance: Australia’s professional dance advocacy organisation.
Rachel Pedro teaches into the undergraduate Dance courses:
- coordinating a number of theory and practice units
- teaching practical classes in Latin American dance styles.
Supervisions Rachel’s postgraduate supervisions have concerned:
- the professional/educational interface in the choreographic process
- new media choreography
- event management for dance
- audience participation in dance performances
- Australian colonial dance
- dance in peacebuilding
- choreographing ballet for film
- the use of dance and equine facilitated learning to improve corporate leadership skills
Research interests Her research has included the psychology-based study of participation in recreational Latin dance classes. Qualifications Rachel is currently undertaking a PhD pertaining to globalisation and the development of the Brazilian dance style samba de gafieira in Australia.
Rio Rhythmics Latin Dance Academy, Brisbane
1996 – 2004: Rachel was:
- an instructor and performer of numerous Central and South American dance styles
- instrumental in codifying and systemising a teaching program that served approximately 1000 students.
Rio Rhythmics is the case study for Rachel’s PhD research, which she is currently undertaking.
- Hanrahan S, Pedro RA, Cerin E, (2009) Structured self-reflection as a tool to enhance perceived performance and maintain effort in adult recreational salsa dancers, The Sport Psychologist p151-169
- Hanrahan S, Mathews RA, (2005) Success in Salsa: Students' Evaluation of the Use of Self-Reflection When Learning to Dance, Conference Proceedings: Dance Rebooted: Initializing the Grid p1-12
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