Krystel Khoury was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. She is a researcher in Dance Anthropology and Performing Arts. Her research focuses on dramaturgical aspect in dance, the practices and politics of the body, collaborative choreographic processes choreographic processes, and issues of education and pedagogy in the artistic field. She has published in several books (Les collectifs dans les arts vivants depuis 1980 - edition L'Entretemps; The Palgrave Handbook of Global Arts Education, Palgrave MacMillan Edition) and journals (Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices - Routledge Edition, Research in Dance Education - Taylor and Francis Edition). Among her latest contributions: Theatre Against Borders (Arts Mdpi) and Dancing in The Waiting Room: appropriating the impermanence of belonging in a refugee camp (ASA 18, Oxford University). Krystel has collaborated with cultural organisations to design, implement or coordinate initiatives around professional coordinate initiatives around the professional development of artists from or residing in the Arab world. From 2017 to 2019, she was the artistic director of the Open Border Ensemble project at the Münchner Kammerspiele in Munich. Since 2016, Krystel has been part of Mophradat asbl (Brussels/Athens), a feminist arts organisation that creates opportunities for artists from/within the Arab world. She is the head professor of EUR-ISAC since 2019.