Sylvie Fortin, PhD, is a teacher at UQAM’s Dance Department, un Montreal, and member of Chaire UQAM pour le développement de pratiques innovantes en art, culture et mieux-être’s executive committee. Through dance and somatic education, she has supported dancers in their professional training, but also children and adults in vulnerable situation (fibromyalgia, depression, eating disorders, stroke patients, and drug-addiction). Scholar from numerous grant agencies, she is part of research teams, including Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre and CHU Sainte-Justine. She is author and co-author of a hundred scientific papers and book chapters. In 20018, she directed Danse et Santé: du corps intime au corps social. In 2011, she co-directed an issue of Recherches Féministes on social inequalities in the health field and, in 2014, an issue of the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices on corporal approaches and interculturalism. International recognition of her work has lead Sylvie to present conferences and lead practical workshops in major training organizations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. In 2009, she received the Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award from Auckland University.