Peggy Hackney



At the beginning of this year, Peggy announced that she would retire from teaching. This is very sad for us, and also understandable for her. We had the chance to interview her online, and this is the recording of this interview. She talks about her experience with LBMS, her relationship with Irmgard Bartenieff who was her teacher as well as friend, and her vision for the future of LBMS in the world. We are grateful for this beautiful interview and hope we will meet her again live in the nearby future. 

Peggy Hackney


Peggy announced her retirement from teaching in the beginning of 2021. So sadly, she will not join our Faculty any longer. We are happy to have had the honour to learn from her, and will take all we have learned to our classes.

We will put the online interview we had with her here online very soon.

Peggy toured the USA dancing professionally for many years, and is Internationally known for her pioneering work in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis. She studied with and assisted Irmgard Bartenieff for nearly 15 years, and has directed Certificate Programs in both the USA and Europe. Her book: “Making Connections: Total Body Integration through Bartenieff Fundamentals,” is a major textbook for Bartenieff Fundamentals used around the world. She has university degrees in both Psychology and Education, and has a Master’s Degree in Dance. Peggy is a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (ISMETA) and a Registered Massage Therapist. She recently retired from teaching at the University of California in Berkeley.


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