Interview with Sebastian Haynes
Sebastian Haynes had just changed out of his black tutu after dancing ”The Dying Swan” at the press meeting when someone congratulated him of being cast as the witch “Madge” in “La Sylphide”. That came as a total surprise for the first year dancer.
It must be added that the news was also a big surprise for the press. However the surprise was the fact that Nikolaj Hübbe changed the sex of the witch. Not that Sebastian Haynes got a major role.
The reason is that while still a first year dancer, Sebastian Haynes had already carved a strong position in the RDB ensemble as a versatile and outstanding dancer. And as a dancer who breaks the traditional mold of Danish male dancer. Normally when a young potential star emerges, it is clear what type of roles he might get later on. Sebastian Haynes is the exception to that rule. Madge is traditional a role given to very experienced character actors, not to first years dancers.