Maggie M Bergeron

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Contact Me

berg1142@umn.edu
612-625-6552

Dance Program
111 Barbara Baker Ctr for Dance

500 - 21st Ave South

Maggie Bergeron is an organizer, teacher, choreographer, dancer, lighting designer, and writer. Maggie is committed to exploring the process of collaboration in her work and teaching, and is most interested in edges and overlaps. Maggie graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy and holds a BFA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. She is a MN Licensed K-12 Dance Instructor and holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.

Maggie’s creative work and research ranges from national touring as a dancer with Shapiro and Smith Dance to her own choreography, which has been seen locally at the Southern Theater, Red Eye Theater, Walker Art Center, Bryant Lake Bowl and Cedar Cultural Center. Maggie directed and developed the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists Dance Program for ten years and co-imagines Hear Here - a live music and movement festival along with composer/bassist Nicholas Gaudette. Most recently Maggie has been seen on stage with the movement collective Wailing Babies, behind the lightboard for Eva Mohn and Mike Lewis’“When Isn’t Yet,” and behind the keyboard co-authoring a textbook for first year experience courses.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities: .
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Minnesota State University Mankato: .
  • K-12 Dance Licensure: .

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • Dance Education
  • Choreography
  • Production
  • Educational Innovation
  • Career Readiness
Courses Taught
  • DNCE 5858 Dance Pedagogy
  • DNCE 3601, 3602 Dance Production I and II
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Dance Educator's Coalition, Member:
  • National Dance Education Organization, Member :

Creative

  • Hear Here 2017! A live music and movement festival - choreographer:
  • Created a 20-minute work entitled “Trees for the forest.” for 8 dancers and 8 musicians in collaboration with composer Nicholas Gaudette, which was performed at the Cedar Cultural Center:
  • When Isn't Yet - Lighting Designer: Created by dancer/choreographer Eva Mohn and musician/composer Mike Lewis premiered at the Lab Theater in 2019,
  • Conjure - Choreographer, Dancer: Commissioned by Zeitgeist, Created in collaboration with composer/musician Nicholas Gaudette,
Publications
  • Upcoming First Year Experience Textbook - Fall 2020
Awards
  • CLA Career Services Mini Grant to fund a Dance Program Mini Mock Audition for Survival Strategies in Dance students, juniors and seniors (2017, 2018)
  • Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Community Arts Grant (2013, 2015, 2017)
  • University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology Classroom Grant to acquire 10 iPad Pros with Apple TVs for each studio space (2016)
  • Jerome Travel and Study Program, 8-city research tour of proms across the country in preparation for Leaver’s Ball, a Maggie Bergeron & Company production (2009)