Margaret Severin-Hansen

Margaret Severin-Hansen



Long Island, New York


Founding Member


Principal in 2002

Favorite Role

Giselle and Sleeping Beauty

Dancer Sponsors

Dr. and Mrs. Clif Patterson

Pointe Shoe Sponsors

Peggy Wilks and Don Davis


Margaret Severin-Hansen began her training at the Huntington School of Ballet on Long Island, NY. She was accepted into The School of American Ballet and trained there until joining as an apprentice with Carolina Ballet in the inaugural season (1998) and made a Principal in 2002. Ms. Severin-Hansen trained with the Royal Danish Ballet for six weeks in 1997 and danced with The Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2013. At Carolina Ballet, Ms. Severin-Hansen has had many ballets created on her and has danced the majority of the ballets in the repertoire. She has repeatedly been singled out for her artistry and technical merit. In January of 2009, Ms. Severin-Hansen was one of eight graduates of the School of American Ballet personally invited by Peter Martins to perform with New York City Ballet dancers in the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the school. In addition, to being a Principal at Carolina Ballet, Ms. Severin-Hansen is the Director of the Ruth S. Shur Summer Intensive and Co-Chairman of the School of Carolina Ballet. She is also a founding member of the SAB Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion as well as Assistant Director at Triangle Academy of Dance in Cary, NC.