Photo: Jeff Cravotta

Star Pair – Muhsin & SARAH

Dance Style – Ballet Ballroom
Choreographer – Sasha Janes

Go behind the scenes in rehearsal

Muhsin Muhammad

Background: Wife, Christa and 7 children reside in Charlotte, NC

Professional/Career:  Managing Director at Axum. 14 -year NFL veteran, Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears

Interests/Hobbies/Dance Experience: Hunting and Fishing

Fun Facts: Holds the NFL’s record for the longest touchdown in super bowl history and is one of three players to have scored touchdowns for two different teams in the super bowl

Non-profit/Charity Supporting along with NC Dance Theatre: Gift of Adoption of the Carolinas

Muhsin will be dancing with:

Sarah Hayes Watson

Hometown: Asheville, NC

Seasons with NC Dance Theatre: 5

Sarah’s early training was in Asheville, NC, at the Asheville Center of Performing Arts, after which she attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the High School Program. She performed George Balanchine’s Serenade for the Tribute to Melissa Hayden, and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. In 2005 she performed with Ballet Adriatico in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. Sarah attended summer intensives with Miami City Ballet and North Carolina Dance Theatre. Sarah has performed in four world premieres by choreographer Dwight Rhoden, and has also performed in works by Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Jirí Bubenícek, Mark Diamond, David Ingram, Sasha Janes, Twyla Tharp and William Forsythe.


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