Maud Butter is a dance pedagogue and choreographer. She got her first dance education at her home town Jena, Germany. After finishing successfully the university education in business economy, she had started to work at the dance house Benshausen for Eva Sollich as an assistant for dance pedagogy.
At the same time she was studying pedagogy and psychology, got her qualification as a professional dance pedagogue and attended all advanced dance trainings from the „Zentralhaus für Kulturarbeit“ (central house for cultural activities) in the GDR.
In 1983 she became a scholar of Aenne Goldschmidt. Since 1996 their collaboration has been ramping up. Maud Butter became her successor and is leading now the training courses in all parts of Germany.
Since 1989 she is working as dance pedagogue, training leader and choreographer at the Folkloretanzensemble „Thea Maass“ der TU Dresden. She has become the head of the dance ensemble in 2005 and is still holding this office.
Between 1989 and 2011 she also had been teaching folklore, modern dance, creative dance and improvisation at the Kinder- und Jugendtanzstudio der TU Dresden, later also at the dance department of the Heinrich Schütz Konservatorium Dresden. Furthermore, from 1997 Maud Butter teaches German folklore and methodology at the Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden and is also responsible for the recruitment.