Carolien Hermans graduated (cum laude) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, department of Orthopedagogy. Additionally, she studied dance and choreography (DAS Choreography). Carolien Hermans is currently a teacher at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is also a researcher/ lecturer at the school of Arts and Economics at the University of the Arts in Utrecht. She is affiliated to the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, University of Utrecht, in collaboration with AHK, where she is doing a PhD research on the effects of dance on the kinesthetic communication of boys with ASD.