Susan L. Foster is a professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of specialization include choreography, history, and theories of the body. She is the author of Choreographing Empathy: Kinesthesia in Performance (2010), Dances That Describe Themselves: The Improvised Choreography of Richard Bull (2002), and Choreography and Narrative: Ballet’s Staging of Story and Desire (1996). She is also the editor of Corporealities: Dancing, Knowledge, Culture, and Power (1996) and Choreographing History (1995). She has performed artistic work in Europe and North America.