dancer, choreographer, managing
Marit began her career with Jorunn Kirkenærs children's ballet school and company and within a 10 year period performed both on television and on stage. She completed her education at the National Academy of the Arts in 1986. She is now also educated as Pilates instructor. She is associate professor in classical ballet.
Marit began her professional career with a flurry of musicals, amongst them: "The Merry Widow (The National Theatre), "Sweet Charity" (Chateau Neuf), "Anything Goes" and "Pal Joey" (Oslo New Theatre), "The air is for everyone" (Chat Noir). Marits talent as a dancer, actress and singer led to her performing leading roles in musicals such as "Junglebook" (Bryggetheatre), "Dames at sea" (Fredrikstad) and "The Ragged Doll" (Centraltheatre, Rikstheatre and Norwegian television). In the same period Marit worked with a number of free groups and choreographers such as Gilbert Parsons, Kjersti Alveberg, Un-Magritt Nordseth, Torill Bernatek.
Marits career took a new turn when she was offered a position of lead dancer with the group Dans and Toner, of which she is now the managing director. With 12 productions and over two thousand performances on tour with Dans and Toner, Marit has become a guiding light for many aspiring dancers. She has choreographed the performances "You and I and the two of us", "Mozart", "Munch - a journey through dance, music and pictorial art" and "Twisted", as well as the short ballets "Intermezzo" "The future", "Birds", "Flames", "Summerflirt", "Sea of hope" and "Tango on point". She has also choreographed several commercial shows.
Deemed by many to be a workaholic she was also, for 9 years, the editor of Norway's only dance magazine, which is published by the Norwegian Ballet Union. During the years she has received many scholarships and awards.
Marit has taught classical ballet for professional dancers at Proda (training for professional dancers), both in Norway and Sweden, Ballet Academy, Stockholm, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Kirkenær Ballet school. Several workshops, courses in jazzdance and classical ballet all over Norway. She has worked 10 years for Bårdar Academy in Oslo. Autumn 2019 she starts her new position as associate professor at The Norwegian University College of Dance in Oslo. She studied pedagogy at Kristiania University College. She is also a sertified Pilates instructor. Students evaluations of her as a teacher
"The audience experienced shivers of ecstasy when Marit glided over the stage, bathed in sunlight. It was miraculous." Tvedestrandposten (newspaper)
"In a delicate and innocent point shoe dance, Marit Krogeide impressed us all and revealed the beauty of ballet." Eidsvoll Blad (newspaper)
”Enchanted by Dans og Toner! Marit Krogeide as Ballerina, immediately
connected with the audience.”
"Marit Krogeide – a modern dancer with the ability to create a dialog with the audience.”
Ringerikes Blad about ”You and I and the two of us”
“Marit Krogeide charmed
the audience with her beautiful dance.”
“Beautiful dance! Dancer Marit Krogeide practically
floated over the floor.”
“To experience a
professional ballerina like Marit is something the audience
Hordaland about ”You and I and the two of us”
“Dancers Marit Krogeide and Crister Tornell brings
both the music and meaning
Varden about ”Munch – a journey through dance, music & pictorial art”
“To experience the strength, speed, drive and precision of these professional dancers is a monumental and beautiful experience.”
Firda about ”Munch – a journey through dance, music & pictorial art”
“Peter Lodwick og Marit Krogeide represents the cream of Norwegian art. They express true love for the art and have created an artistic expression that connects to the audience. They are masters of their crafts and truly know how to captivate an audience.”
Glomdalen about ”You and I and the two of us”
was solid choreography, artistic unity with powerful interpretation and mime
from the performers. As a ballet critic I can only endorse the thunderous
applause and enthusiastic whistling of the audience."
“Dancers Marit Krogeide og Eric Viudes showed speed, gracious movement and a musicality rarely experienced live in our part of the world.”
Tønsberg Blad about ”Dance for You”
“We were spellbound by these artists. Marit Krogeide as Ballerina captivated all the children with her beautiful dance.”
ØB about ”You and I and the two of us”
“It is about love and revolt, lively joy of life and despair – as only a pair of professional dancers can express it.”
Gausdal about ”Dance for You”
“Dancers Marit Krogeide and Eric Viudes showed how the moving body can speak. We experienced dance as artistic expression as only professional dancers can. Love, rebellion, joy of life and despair. The performance was a dance straight into the hearts of the audience.”
LY Buskerud about ”Dance for You”
“It is captivating and impressive to meet artists of international class. Dancers Marit Krogeide and Crister Tornell was exceptionally skilful, gracious and beautiful.”
Bømlo Nytt about ”Dance for You"