Daniel Tércio holds a BA in Philosophy and another in Fine Arts, a MA in Art History and a PhD in Human Motricity, Dance. He is Associated Professor at the University of Lisbon, Faculdade de Motricidade Humana and researcher at INET-md (Ethnomusicology Institute). As member of the board of directors, he coordinates the branch of INET-md at Faculdade de Motricidade Humana, leading the group on Dance Studies.
He published more than 20 articles in specialized journals, such as Performance Research (UK) and Repertório (Brazil). He authored several book chapters, some of which in volumes published by prestigious publishing houses such as Peter Lang and SAGE. As principal Investigator he coordinated the project "Technologically Expanded Dance" (TEDance) and he presently coordinates "Terpsicore", an archive on dance and performing arts, and the FCT funded project entitled "Technologically Expanded Performance" (TEPe), the latter in partnership with Brazilian Universidade Federal do Ceará. He also led two exchange projects with French Universities.
He is author of two science fiction novels and several short stories issued by Portuguese and Brazilian publishers. As a critic, his dance reviews are published regularly in the Portuguese press since 2004. Currently, his interests range from aesthetics and dance history, to cultural studies, iconography, digital technologies, and urban studies.