Charlene Gehm-MacDougal Bio


The prima ballerina at Joffrey Ballet, New York, US.

Relationship Statistics of Charlene Gehm-MacDougal

What is Charlene Gehm-MacDougal marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Charlene Gehm-MacDougal get married ? (married date):June 15, 1992
How many children does Charlene Gehm-MacDougal have ? (name):Two (Gary Edward Jr., Michael Scott)
Is Charlene Gehm-MacDougal having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Charlene Gehm-MacDougal lesbian ?: No
Who is Charlene Gehm-MacDougal husband ? (name):Gary Edward MacDougal


Charlene Gehm is married to Gary MacDougal since 15th June 1992. Gary MacDougal is the son of Thomas W. MacDougal and Lorna Lee-MacDougal of Fallbrook, California.

Gary MacDougal is among other capacities of note, the Chairman & Executive of Mark Controls Corporation, A Fortune 1000 company.

Charlene and Gary together have two sons:

-Gary Jr. MacDougal is the Principal of The Taurlin Group.

-Michael MacDougal is the CEO of Fiberesin Industries.

Today, Mr. and Mrs. MacDougal live in Illinois, Chicago.

Who is Charlene Gehm-MacDougal?

American Charlene Gehm-MacDougal is a Broadway ballerina. Charlene Gehm is the prima ballerina at Joffrey Ballet, New York, US.

Among many notable dancing partners, Charlene partnered in the Afternoon of the Fawn with Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev of Mariinsky Ballet School fame.

This famous ballet was choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky for the Ballets Russes.

Charlene Gehm-MacDougal- Family

Charlene Gehm-MacDougal was born Charlene Gehm on the 14th of December 1951. She is the daughter of Charles W. Gehm and Verna M. of Ormond Beach Florida and they belong to Anglo-Saxon origins.

Mr. Gehm retired as Chemistry Teacher at North Miami High School, Florida. Mrs. Gehm was a caterer in Miami.


Charlene graduated in Arts & Management from New York University, New York, US. She did her Master’s in Medieval Studies from Columbia University, New York, US.

Beginnings of a Ballerina

At the age of 17, Charlene received a scholarship as an apprentice in New York’s Harkness Ballet. Later she worked at Washingtons’s National Ballet, followed by the Chicago Ballet.

Thereafter Charlene joined Joffrey’s Ballet in New York. The highlight of her career was when in 1979, Rudolf Nureyev selected her as ballet partner in the world-renowned Afternoon of a Faun. This was a performance of fairy tale proportions and which was acclaimed worldwide.

This performance, Afternoon of a Faun was later dramatized for TV and posterity.

Charlene Gehm- Miss Personality

From the word go, Charlene’s presence impacted the audience like nobody else. Among them were Nureyev, Charlene’s ballet partner, and Warren Beatty himself.

Even Robert Joffrey, the owner of Joffrey’s Ballet in New York has this to say about Charlene Gehm-MacDougal: “… people want to know who that girl is!” And this was in 1976 and thereabouts.

Mr. Joffrey further adds, “Charlene is the most gorgeous woman since Aubrey Hepburn put on leotard and tights.”

A Model

Charlene has modeled for Sergio Valente jeans, done print advertisements for Capezio. Her pitch for Hallmark Cards won her award-winning felicitations.


Despite audience adulation, Charlene reminisces that at Riviera Junior High, “… they always called me Boney Maroney, after the rock song. It was humiliating.”

Her mom Verna Mae adds “She just didn’t like food. Charlene agreed to attend after-school ballet lessons only because it was a way to get out of dinner.”

In fact, Charlene was once the ‘ugliest, skinniest kid on the block’.

Notable Performances

Some of Charlene’s notable performances include Love Songs, with Tom Mossbrucker and Romeo and Juliet with Charlene herself as Lady Capulet.

Charlene Gehm’s Net Worth, Salary

Mr. and Mrs. MacDougal’s net worth is $10 m US. Charlene’s net worth as a ballerina is $70k US.

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