Rena Butler comes from Chicago, IL. She has danced in companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, David Dorfman Dance, Manuel Vignoulle/M-Motions, and The Kevin Wynn Collection. Butler trained at The Chicago Academy for the Arts. She studied overseas at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan and received her BFA from SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. As a choreographer, Butler has presented her work at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The New Orleans Museum of Modern Art in collaboration with Academy Award-Winning composer Terrence Blanchard, CHTV Stories in Switzerland, and more. Butler served on the consortium for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, and in 2019 was the recipient of the Prince Grace Award for Choreography.