Peggy Hackney M.F.A. C.M.A.

is internationally recognized for her work in Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) and Bartenieff Fundamentals. She helped found the Intensive LMA Certification Programs in NYC, Seattle, Salt Lake, and Berlin. Peggy holds a B.A. in Psychology from Duke University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College.

She performed in New York City for 10 years before joining the Bill Evans Dance Co. and touring the USA. She was on the Faculty of the University of Washington for 11 years and has taught throughout the United States as well as in Europe. She helped to found Seattle's performance space for emerging artists entitled, "On The Boards."

Currently she is Director of and teaches in the Integrated Movement Studies Bay Area Weekend Laban/Bartenieff Certificate Program, and teaches in the University of Utah Program. She is also the Assistant Director of Moving On Center, a Somatics and Participatory Arts training program.

Peggy graduated from the first Effort/Shape Certificate Program in NYC and was a colleague of Irmgard Bartenieff for nearly 15 years. After a thorough grounding with Irmgard, Peggy has continued to develop Fundamentals and LMA in her own work with dancers and in one-on-one work in Physical Therapy settings and with her private clients. Peggy is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA) as well as a Certified Massage Therapist. She currently teaches courses called "Investing in Aliveness" in which she utilizes a stage-specific developmental progression of "Patterns of Total Body Connectivity" to foster Bodily Knowing. She encourages participants to become more intelligent by actively engaging movement and listening to its personal meaning, and integrating that knowledge to creatively make their lives richer.

Peggy's book, Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals, is in its third printing and is published by Routledge.