Melissa Blanco Borelli, PhD, is a scholar, dancer/performer, feminist cultural critic and writer based in the UK where she is Lecturer in Dance Studies at the University of Surrey. She has a BA from Brown University, an MA from University of Southern California, and a PhD from University of California, Riverside. She is the editor of the forthcoming anthology The Oxford Handbook of Dance and the Popular Screen, and the author of She is Cuba: A Genealogy of the Mulata Body about Cuban dance with Oxford University Press. She also writes for The Feminist Wire, loves the sun, fashion and wants all of her students to become feminists. You can follow her on twitter at @MelissaBlancoB.