He is a dancer and scholar, specializing in representation methods for movement and dance (movement notation, digital representation methods, software development). He studied Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation and Kinetography Laban, and obtained a PhD at the University of Leipzig. Since 1994 Henner Drewes has been teaching notation and movement. In 2006 he was granted the Dance Sciences Award NRW for his proposed project “From Notation to Computer Generated 3D Animation”. Together with Claudia Jeschke he initiated the research project “Visualizing (the Derra de Moroda) Dance Archives” in the Department for Dance Studies at Salzburg University. Currently he teaches Kinetography Laban and coordinates the MA Movement Notation Movement Analysis study programme at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen.