Maggie Buettner has been part of the dance world since she was born. Growing up, her mother was her ballet teacher, which instilled a love of movement at a very young age. She grew up in Brattleboro, Vermont, dancing at the local studios in town. In addition to studying ballet, she has trained in modern, jazz, lyrical, tap, and hip-hop. In the fifth grade, Maggie joined her studio’s competition team and competed in dance competitions all throughout New England until she graduated high school. During her sophomore year, Maggie took to choreographing her own solos, which sparked her love for choreography and the process of communicating with an audience through movement. When the opportunity arose, in Maggie’s junior year in high school, to add teaching to her resume, she jumped at the chance. She was hired as the ballet teacher at her home studio and also to choreograph dances for the younger company members. As part of her high school curriculum Maggie had the opportunity to study dance with the WRCC Dance Program at BUHS for two years. Maggie has never stopped pursuing her dreams to be a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She will be a sophomore at UMass Amherst this fall, pursuing a B.F.A. in Dance, while also working towards a B.S. in Public Health. Maggie is so excited to be part of the ever changing dance world and strives to push the boundaries of what is possible, both for her own dancing and choreography, as well as how she can guide and inspire in her students.
Posted: to General News on Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Updated: Tue, Aug 16, 2016