Charlie Brittain

Charlie Brittain

Rehearsal director for Etta Murfitt

Charlie is currently studying on the 'Artist in Process' professional training programme at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT), under a diverse faculty of international guest teachers and choreographers. Charlie graduated with distinction from the Professional Dance Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (UK), having commenced his formal training on The Place CAT scheme and been a founding member of the English National Ballet Youth Company. While in training he has performed works by choreographers including Jelka Milic, Nir De Wolf, Eléanore Valère Lachky, Jordan Des Champs, Felix Urbana, James Streeter, Christopher Tudor, David Parsons (rep.), Renaud Wiser and Regina Wiellingen.

As a dancer, Charlie has been invited to participate in projects and performances with English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, the Royal Opera House, East London Dance, Barnaby Booth, Helen Parlor/Parlor Dance, Dance GB and Big Dance; he has also benefitted from workshops and professional development opportunities with Kerry Nicholls Dance, Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse), Southpaw Dance and Gecko Physical Theatre.

Charlie is also a choreographer. In 2015 he was commissioned by MÓTUS Dance Festival (UK) for which he created the site-specific duet 'Lior', and in 2016 Charlie devised and performed his first solo work, 'carapace', mentored by Meytal Blanaru, which was premiered at the Big Dance Finale at Westfield London, at the invitation of English National Ballet. Charlie has been choreographic assistant to Helen Parlor, Jo Meredith and Holly Noble. He has regularly been invited as a panellist for the 'Work in Progress' events run by MÓTUS Dance Festival and Trestle Theatre Company.

Charlie has been a guest teacher and workshop leader for English National Ballet (Engagement), National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, C-12 Dance Theatre and The Academy of Performing Arts, amongst others.
During 2017 Charlie has been rehearsal assistant for Holly Noble's 'Sacred Geometry' at the Central School of Ballet (UK) as well as rehearsal director and project assistant for Barnaby Booth's 'Mostly Clockwise' at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT).

Alongside his commitment to dance, Charlie is a certified matwork Pilates instructor (BASI) and has been mentored by Pilates and rehabilitation expert Julie Pedrick. He is also studying towards his professional qualifications in Clinical Sports Therapy, with the Active Health Group (UK). He is a professional member of the Foundation for Community Dance, One Dance UK and a student member of the Sports Therapy Organisation.

Charlie is thrilled to be returning to National Youth Ballet for the 2017 season.