Researchers and Research Associates


The Centre of the Body's Researchers and Research Associates

For general inquiries, please email centreofthebody (


Our researchers can be found on the Centre's homepage:

Anna Furse (Theatre and Performance)

Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (History)

Monica Greco (Sociology)

Lisa Blackman (Media and Communications)

Sophie Day (Anthropology)

Research Associates

Portrait of Jorge Crecis

Jorge Crecis

Originally from Spain, Jorge is a PhD candidate, and his research focuses on performative presence and how to train it. He is also an award winning choreographer whose work has been performed in the main theatres around the world: The New York City Centre (USA), 798 District in Beijing (China) or Sadlers Wells and the Royal Opera House in London (UK).

Jorge's website

Photo of Chirine El Ansary performing to a crowd

Chirine El Ansary

Cairo born Storyteller Chirine El Ansary was raised between Egypt and France, she completed her MA at Goldsmiths where she is a PhD candidate, Department of Theatre and Performance. 'Performing in a dominated body' is the title of her Practice as Research, which draws from her experience as a One Thousand and One Nights performer.

Portrait of Maud Lannen

Maud Lannen

Maud is a French choreographer and dancer. She has a BA in Fine Art from The University of Nottingham and an MA in Performance Making from Goldsmiths. Her PhD is a practice-as-research project with the early title 'Seeing/Knowing Difficulty: The problematic sexual body of the mother in the performance encounter'.

Photo of Jean Lee

Jean Lee

Jean Lee (Seoul, South Korea) started her career as a lecturer, dance dramaturge, critic and essayist. She later studied at Roehampton, London and Bauhaus, Dessau in Germany, whilst presenting academic papers in international conferences, dancing and choreographing. Her PhD, 'Immersive Subject, Affective Object', envisages the philosophical reflections on subjectivity through dance experience.

Portrait of Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall is a British costume designer, design historian and lecturer based in Italy. Her PhD explores the pivotal role of scenographic costume in performance and the relationship between play, constraint and creativity in finding an approach to space, form and movement that overrides the constrictions imposed by the costumes. 

Dafne Louzioti

Dafne Louzioti

Dafne Louzioti is an interdisciplinary artist whose work stems from research and work with the body. She is pursuing a practice-led PhD focusing on Capoeira Angola, games and the power relationships in the performer-audience exchange, while also teaching in the Theatre & Performance department at Goldsmiths and at Mountview.


Elizabeth de Roza

Elizabeth de Roza

Elizabeth de Roza is a performance maker and an embodied researcher/practitioner based in Singapore. Her work draws from contemporary cross-cultural performance practices. She co-convenes the Embodied Research Working Group within IFTR and her PhD title is The Embodied Practitioner: Charting towards a contemporary cross-cultural in performance practice.