Actress, Choreographer, Director, Editor, Producer, Writer
Severine Reisp is an award-winning filmmaker. She was born in Bielefeld, Germany in 1994 and left her hometown at 13 years old attending a ballet boarding school in Essen. At the age of 16, she received an academic as well as dance scholarship to attend a boarding school in England where she was able to combine her academic studies with a high level of dance training. She speaks German, English and French fluently. During her teenage years she received scholarships to attend ballet summer intensives at Joffrey Ballet School, Rosella Hightower in Cannes, Northern Ballet School in the UK, Dortmund Ballet and attended intensives at Festival Ballet in Santa Barbara, California and Scuola Danza Hamlyn in Florence, Italy. After graduating from secondary school in England with honors in five A-levels, she was accepted at Warwick Business School in the UK but she decided to continue with dancing first and deferred her place to college. She was invited to become a trainee with Joffrey Ballet School in New York and later with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara, California performing in pieces such as Paquita, Symphonie C, Giselle, Nutcracker, and Scheherazade etc. To further combine her academic interests with dance, she eventually decided to enroll at Sarah Lawrence College where she received the presidential scholarship. She moved back to New York and at Sarah Lawrence, she has been able to combine her interests in theatre, film, and dance. She was able to let her own visions come to life and to collaborate with many talented dancers, filmmakers, actors, composers, and cinematographers in New York. Her first longer short film Giselle showed in 25 festivals worldwide and won numerous accolades in different categories. Since then she has acted in, directed, produced and edited numerous award winning films.
MFA in Filmmaking: The City College of New York, anticipated Graduation 2021
BA Sarah Lawrence College ´18
Additional Undergraduate Courses: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, University of Santa Barbara