Tone Pernille Østern

Professor in Arts Education with Focus on Dance, head of arts, physical education and sports

Department of Teacher Education
+47 73598154 +47 97732771

Background and activities

Tone Pernille Østern, with a Doctor of Arts in Dance from the Theatre Academy/UniArts Helsinki, is a dance artist and professor in arts education with focus on dance at NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She is active as Artist/Researcher/Teacher, with a special interest in socially engaged (dance) art, dance in dialogue with contemporary times, bodily learning, aesthetic approaches to learning, choreographic processes, qualitative and post-qualitative research methodology, and supervision. She is the leader of the Master program in Arts Education and extensively supervises master and PhD students. 

She is choreographic leader of Inclusive Dance Company (

Publications/photage on, and

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Artistic productions

  • Hovik, Lise; Østern, Tone Pernille. (2018) Baby Becomings. Baby Becomings
  • Bergsland, Andreas; Saue, Sigurd; Østern, Tone Pernille; Øyen, Elen. (2017) Forskningskonserten Lyd-Rom-Bevegelse. null
  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Della Mea, Luis; Strugstad, Live; Hovik, Lise. (2017) Baby Body, forestilling med dans og musikk for de aller yngste. Baby Body
  • Østern, Tone Pernille. (2016) 200 milliarder og 1 - et kunstprosjekt og didaktisk FoU-prosjekt. 200 milliarder og 1
  • Østern, Tone Pernille; Della Mea, Luis; Strugstad, Live; Stokke, Pekka; Haltvik With, Berit. (2014) Stjernestøv. Stjernestøv