Charlotte Norberg

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Maria Charlotta "Charlotte" Norberg, as married Törner, (27 December 1824 in Stockholm – 25 February 1892) was a Swedish Ballerina and ballet teacher. She was counted as one of the greatest stars of the Swedish Ballet in the 19th century.


Norberg was accepted as a student of Sophie Daguin at the Royal Swedish Ballet in the Royal Swedish Opera at Stockholm in 1833, at the age of nine. She debuted as a solo-dancer in 1834. In 1842, she made a success in the pantomime "Max och Emma" (Max and Emma) by Sophie Daguin, and in "La fille mal gardée" by d'Auberval, with music by A. F. Schwartz. In 1846–47, she was a student of August Bournonville in the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen, and at her return to Stockholm in 1847, she was made premier dancer, a position she kept for the rest of her career. During the 1850s, she was one of the most popular ballerinas in Sweden. She is described as one of the most prominent dancers of the "Bournonville School"; during his frequent stays as a guest ballet master in Stockholm, August Bournonville often requested her and Johanna Gillberg-Sundberg in his productions. She also educated her own students in this school of dance.

In 1853, she married Gustaf Fredrik Törner, a clerc at the Opera. Charlotta Norberg performed on stage the last time 30 November 1859 in "Pesten i Albano" (The plague in Albano) by August Bournonville, and the judgement was, that she retired much too soon.