Margaret Rennerfeldt, M.F.A.
Margaret Rennerfeldt is an Assistant Professor of Dance. Her areas of focus are dance techniques, dance improvisation, dance in education, choreography and somatic studies. 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 of Teaching in reading from Rockford College. Ms. Rennerfeldt danced professionally with 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 & Janet Lily. She has been fortunate to perform the works of Nana Shineflug, Laurie Macklin, Ginger Farley, Bob Eisen, Maria E. Castello, Edisa Weeks, Marcus Hayes, and Sima Belmar. Margaret has been a teaching artist for over 20 years presenting workshops in movement across the curriculum for teachers and students, as well as residencies in private and public schools. Margaret has taught dance through out the Midwest including appointments at Rockford College and Beloit College. She has presented choreography, master classes and workshops at the American College Dance Festival (ACDFA) and Tennessee Association of Dance (TAD) as well as in Russia, Ecuador, and Hong Kong. Ms. Rennerfeldt is completing her somatic educator certification in Body Mind Movement and has been an Assistant Professor of Dance at Austin Peay State University since 2011.