Nicholas Rowe graduated at the Australian Ballet School and holds a PhD from the London Contemporary Dance School, University of Kent at Canterbury. He has choreographed and performed with The Finnish National Ballet, Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Nomad Dance Theatre, Modern Dance Turkey and Ramallah Dance Theatre. From 2000-2008 he resided in the Occupied Palestinian Territories working in refugee camps on dance projects with local artists. Nicholas has published extensively on dance in diverse cultural contexts. His books include the performing arts workshop manual Art, during siege (2004) and Raising dust: a cultural history of dance in Palestine (2010).