Peggy Hackney

Faculty Emeritus

MFA Sarah Lawrence College; BA Duke University

Peggy holds a Bahcelor of Arts in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University (with a double major in Education), and a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College. In addition, she is a Certified Teacher of Labanotation, a Registered Movement Thereapist (ISMETA), and a Certified Massage Therapist. For the last year Peggy served as Director of Dance at UC Berkeley, and continues to teach there now that her time as Director is over.

Peggy has been involved in the Laban work since 1963. She was a co-founder of the Intensive LMA Certification Programs in New York City, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Berlin, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, she teaches in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Peggy graduated from the very first Effort/Shape Certificate Program in New York City and was a colleague of Irmgard Bartenieff for nearly 15 years. Peggy performed with many dance companies in New York City for 10 years before joining the Bill Evans Dance Co. and touring the USA. She was on the Dance Faculty of the University of Washington for 11 years, and has taught throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Australia. She helped to found Seattle’s performance space for emerging artists entitled, “On The Boards.” In addition to directing and teaching in the Integrated Movement Studiesprograms, she was the Assistant Director of the Moving On Center Certificate Program in Somatics and Participatory Arts in Oakland, CA. She is the author of “Making Connections: Total Body Integration Through Bartenieff Fundamentals,” (Routledge). available from Taylor and Francis Publishing: 1-800-634-7064. Other publications include her video tape, “Discovering Your Expressive Body,” and “A Study Guide to Elementary Labanotation,” both distributed by Princeton Book Co.

Peggy is happily married to Rob Anglin, who does architecture in the Napa Valley. Their daughter, Ashby Anglin, works for the United Nations in NYC. In recent years Peggy has done teaching residencies at the Rotterdam Dance Academy, New York University Dance Department, Enknapp Dance Co. in Ljubljana, Slovenia, The Yoga Room in Sydney, Australia, the Australian Dance Movement Therapy Association in Melbourne, and Art Therapy Italiana in Bologna and Rome, Italy. She has had grants from the National Science Foundation through the NYU Computer Science Department to research the use of LMA to improve the dynamics of Motion Capture in Animation (see Additionally, Peggy is on the GreenDot Project team at NYU—a group that is training computers to analyze Movement Signature of world leaders.

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