Charlie sees herself as an ever evolving collation of artistic willingness. She loves many ideas and concepts that can be found in a range of creative mediums and enjoys working out how she can enhance, support and uplift interdisciplinary vision with her skills. Her main transferable skill is movement, using her practice to illuminate many contexts and purposes for both the dance and theatre industry.
Charlie is a Movement Director and Dance and Theatre Practitioner as well as a qualified Youth Support Worker, Teaching Assistant and Learning Mentor. She has recently completed her Masters at Royal Holloway University in Contemporary Performance Practices as well as developing her Laban Fundamental research in regards to the necessity of movement training for actors. She received a PG from the same University in 2010 and was 1 of 10, working with the Jasmin Vardimon Company in Dance and Physical Theatre. Previous to this, she completed a BA Hons in Dance at Chichester University.
A few examples of recent work includes: 3 mins of Peace, a partnership with Cross Rhythms Radio Station, Plymouth – Creating a blend of audio & visual content for their website / Movement Director for WolfClose Theatre Company / Mayflower Activity Packs & DVD, By Design Theatre / – Lead Practitioner at Flying Colours, Theatre Royal Plymouth / Movement Practitioner and Director for Plymouth Conservatoire / Movers & Shakers Company, working with Alleyne Dance and Chhaya Collective, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth – Dancer/Performer / Performer for the Citizen People’s Company, The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Charlie loves making and tries her hand at dry air clay, cross stitch, decoupage, up cycling furniture and making models with her son. She has also been practising skateboarding, running and might even try wild swimming soon! She runs a sanitary kit project called The 40 Project which gives out items monthly to the most vulnerable women in Plymouth.
Favourite quote: ‘Focus on what you can do, not on what you cant’ from my Auntie Angie, who had MS and fought Cancer, who on land was wobbly on her feet but in the water, swam oceans and on a swing, played for hours.