Maggie Petersen began playing the piano at quite a young age, mostly because her mother was a piano teacher. At Montana State University she continued to study piano but also began to pursue her interest in mime and movement theatre. After graduating from MSU in 1977 Ms Petersen began her acting career and with her partner Douglas MacIntyre started the Magic Circle Mime Company in 1978.
With Magic Circle Mime Company, Maggie has created and performed concert programs with orchestras throughout the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Internationally, she has appeared at the Beijing Music Festival, Shanghai International Children’s Festival, Taiwan International Children’s Festival, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Taipei Symphony, West Australia Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony, Canada’s National Arts Centre, and the Palau de la Musica de Valencia.
Maggie lives with her family in Walnut Creek, California. In addition to piano she now also plays the accordion and the harp, and teaches music and movement in workshops throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.