Therese Skauge is a Norwegian dancer. She was hired by Carte Blanche in 1990 and until she retired in 2008 she was among the most central dancers in the company.
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Dancer Therese Skauge won The Norwegian Critics' Award (dance) 2003/2004 for her contribution to Ina Christel Johannessen's I lie, I speak, and she has also won the honorary award of The Fund for Performing Artists.
"She started dancing at an early age, at four years, and it happened in Sarpsborg at the ballet school of Eldbjørg. There she attended her first classical ballet classes. There was also time for rhythmic gymnastics, for many years, but that dance was what she wanted to prioritise, was evident through her going in to Oslo to attend classes and train at the ballet school of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. To do that, one needs extraordinary willpower. The distance to studying at The National Academy of Ballet was not far, and there she started studying in 1987, graduating in 1990. In other words, the award winner has many years of experience from the Norwegian dance community."
The complete speech can be read at the webpage of Norwegian Critics' Association (link in Norwegian only).
BIT Teatergarasjen, Oktoberdans 2008. 28.07.2010: http://www.bit-teatergarasjen.no -arkiv
Norwegian Critics' Association, kritikerlaget.no, 29.09.2011, http://www.kritikerlaget.no/pages/nor/10-dansekritikerprisen_til_therese_skauge
The ballet school of The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
The National Academy of Ballet