The Company

Margaret Severin-Hansen

Margaret Severin-Hansen

From: New York
Joined: Founding Member

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 in 1993 and trained there until being taken into Carolina Ballet in 1998. She spent six weeks training with the Royal Danish ballet in 1997 before joining Carolina ballet as a founding member and also danced with The Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2013. As well as dancing she is also the Assistant Director of Triangle Academy of Dance in Cary, NC.

At Carolina Ballet, Ms.Severin-Hansen has danced the majority of the ballets in the repertoire. She began as an apprentice and quickly rose to the rank of principal dancer in the fall of 2002. Artistic Director Robert Weiss and guest choreographers (including Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Christopher Wheeldon, Damian Woetzel, Richard Tanner, and Donald Malher) have created ballets on Ms. Severin-Hansen and she has been singled out repeatedly for her artistry and technical merit.

Ms. Severin-Hansen's principal roles have included Giselle, Juliet, Princess Aurora, Swanhilda, The Sylph (La Sylphide), Firebird, The Little Mermaid, Carmen, Cinderella, Odette/Odile and The Sugar Plum Fairy. She has also danced many Balanchine ballets. Some to note are Rubies, Allegro Brilliant, Square Dance, Valse Fantasie, Who Cares?, Apollo, Agon, Concerto Barocco, Divertemento #15, Donizetti Variations, Midsummer Night's Dream and Tarantella to name a few.

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.

Roles Choreographed on Ms. Severin-Hansen by Robert Weiss:
Jeu de Cartes
Tempest Fantasy
A Classical Ballet
Swan Lake (Peasant pas de deux)
Monet Impressions
Waltzes of Old Vienna

By Damian Woetzel:
The Nightingale

By Lynne Taylor Corbett:
December Songs

By Timour Bourtasenkov:

By Marin Boieru:
Liszt' Tarantella

Featured Roles with Carolina Ballet by Robert Weiss:
Romeo and Juliet
Swan Lake

By George Balanchine:
Square Dance
Allegro Brillante
The Four Temperaments
Donizetti Variations
Steadfast Tin Soldier
Divertiment #15
Who Cares?
Valse Fantaisie
A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Peter Martins:
Barber Violin Concerto

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