Timmy De Laet is a Tenure-Track Professor of Theatre and Dance Studies at the University of Antwerp and a guest lecturer in the dance program of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Belgium). He is the founder and coordinator of “CoDa | Cultures of Dance – Research Network for Dance Studies”. His research has been funded by various sources, including the Fulbright Commission, the Belgian American Educational Foundation (B.A.E.F.), and the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). Before starting his tenure at the University of Antwerp, Timmy has worked as a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Faculty Member at the Dance Department and Institute of Dance Scholarship of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, USA).
Timmy received his PhD from the University of Antwerp, with a dissertation on re-enactment in European contemporary dance. He had an actor’s training at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, graduated in theatre studies at the University of Antwerp, and studied dance theory at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research interests include the reiterative nature of dance and performance in relation to archivization, documentation, and historiography. He has published on these topics in journals as Dance Research, Tanz, Muséologies, and Performance Research, as well as in the edited collections Performing Memory in Art and Popular Culture (Routledge, 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Reenactment (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Routledge Companion to Dance Studies (Routledge, 2020).
Timmy is Managing Editor of the European Journal of Theatre and Performance. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Flemish performing arts journals FORUM+ and Documenta. He previously worked as a dramaturge with Eastman and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the production 3S (2020).