Margaret Rennerfeldt, M.F.A.
Memorial Health 110E
Margaret Rennerfeldt, originally from Illinois, received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, and a Masters of Fine Arts, in dance and 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 (SME) from the Center for BodyMind Movement and a member of the International Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists Association (ISMETA). She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) certified through the Foundation for Human Enrichment, Trauma Institute.
Her areas of focus are dance technique, improvisation, choreography, somatic movement, anatomy and dance in education. 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.
Ms. Rennerfeldt’s professional performance credits include the Chicago Dance Medium, Akasha Dance Company and Without Shoes Modern Dance Company, which she directed from 1993 to 2001.
She has had teaching appointments at Rockford Dance Company, Rockford University and Beloit College. She has presented choreography, master classes and workshops at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Festival Alabama Arts Council, and Tennessee Association of Dance (TAD). Internationally she has taught or had works commission at Театр Танца Возрождение (Renaissance Dance Theatre) and various dance studios in Moscow, Russia, Pontifica Universidad Católica Del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador, Lingnan University Hong Kong, and Seishin Women’s University Tokyo, Japan.
In 2012 her choreography “Finding Place” was selected for the Gala performance at the American College Dance Association (ACDA) Festival Southeast Region and in 2018 “Gotta Make a Dance, the Last Gasp” was selected for the Gala performance for the (ACDA) South Region. She joined the department of Theatre and Dance Austin Peay State University in 2011.