Renee Guittar is a Twin Cities based dancer, actor, choreographer, and dance educator originally from Lincoln, Nebraska. Renee has been a company member of Collide Theatrical Dance Company since 2013 and performed in over 18 productions with Collide. Renee has performed at theaters such as The Guthrie, The Ordway, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Theater Latte Da and The Old Log Theater and is a member of Actor's Equity Association.
In 2022, Renee choreographed Footloose at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Merrily We Roll Along at Theater Latte Da, and was the Resident Choreographer for Disney's Beauty & The Beast at the Ordway.
Currently, Renee teaches ballet and jazz at Ashley Ballet Arts Academy and is a Cowles Center Teaching Artist. Through the Cowles Center Teaching Artist Program, Renee continues to expand her reach to students of all ages throughout the Twin Cities and nationally through video conferencing.
Renee has presented choreography with Collide Theatrical Dance Company, Young Artists Initiative, Zenon Dance Zone, and at venues such as Patrick's Cabaret, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Theatre in the Round, The Ritz Theater, and many local high schools. Renee choreographed for numerous main stage productions at Gustavus Adolphus College and represented Gustavus at the American College Dance Festival, where the adjudicators described her choreography as having “spot on clarity, sensitivity, nuance, and maturity.”
Photo Credits: Top photo byV. Paul Virtucio, Headshot by Lucas Wells