Rosamaria Cisneros is a professional dancer, curator, dance historian and critic, Romani scholar, director and peace activist and is currently a research fellow at the Coventry University’s C-DaRE. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dance Department and received a Master’s degree in dance history and criticism from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Cisneros has worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, curator and qualified teacher and has lived and danced in various parts of the world. Cisneros is involved in various EU-funded projects whose aim is to make education accessible to vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities, and also has been part of several project that explore the intersections of dance, technology, intangible cultural heritage and tourism. She sits on several boards such as the Roma Coventry Project, GRT Police
Association (UK), Drom Kotar Mestipen -Romani Association of Women (Spain). She also was a key member of the RomArchive dance section. The combination of the practical and the theoretical
underpins all her academic research interests, as does working with vulnerable groups and using the arts and education to engage communities and encourage involvement in a more inclusive society.