Margaret Rennerfeldt, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Chair of Theatre and Dance
Margaret Rennerfeldt is an Associate Professor of Dance. Her areas of focus are dance technique, dance improvisation, dance in education, choreography and somatic movement. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Masters of Fine Arts, in dance & performance from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Masters of Arts in Teaching reading from Rockford College. Ms. Rennerfeldt is a certified Somatic Movement Educator from the Center for BodyMind Movement and a member of the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association (ISMETA). Her professional dance credits include the Chicago Dance Medium, Akasha Dance Company and Without Shoes Modern Dance Company, which, she directed from 1993 to 2001. She has studied with many great teachers including Warren Conover, Larry Long, Bella Lewitzky, Peggy Hackney, Janice Meaden, Mark Chandlee Taylor, Ed Burgess, and Janet lily. She has been fortunate to perform the works of Nana Shineflug, Ginger Farley, Bob Eisen, Maria E. Castello, Edisa Weeks, Marcus Hayes and Sima Belmar. She has taught throughout the Midwest including appointments at Rockford Dance Company, Rockford University and Beloit College. She has presented choreography, master classes and workshops at the American College Dance Association Festival (ACDA) Alabama Arts Council, and Tennessee Association of Dance (TAD) as well as in Russia, Ecuador, and Hong Kong. In 2012 her choreography “Finding Place” was selected for the Gala performance at the ACDA Festival Southeast Region. She joined the department of Theatre and Dance Austin Peay State University in 2011.