Jørgen Schou-Pedersen (b. 1952) studied the Science of Music at the University of Copenhagen. He has studied the history of dance with many of the leading experts and he has also researched the primary sources in the field of the history of dance himself. He carries the teaching certificate from The Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society where he is now a teacher. He also teaches historical dance at the National Theatre School and the Royal Music Conservatory in Copenhagen. He has given courses in many European countries, choreographed for stage, film and TV, and he runs three performing dance groups.