Liisa Jaakonaho is Lecturer in Dance Pedagogy and Doctoral Researcher at the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki. In her ongoing doctoral research, she investigates ethical questions in and around encounters with differently abled people (people with intellectual and developmental disabilities), stemming from her work as a dance pedagogue in a social care context. Previously she has worked in different roles across the fields of performing arts, mental health, education and social care.