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Charlie Brittain

Charlie majored in choreography on the ‘Artist in Process’ professional training programme at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD) (AT), studying under a diverse faculty of international guest teachers and choreographers. He graduated with distinction from the Professional Dance Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (UK), having commenced his formal training at the Centre for Advanced Training, London Contemporary Dance School and was a founding member of the English National Ballet Youth Company.

Charlie continues to perform internationally as a dancer with companies, choreographers and collaborators across Europe including Kale Companhia De Dança (POR), Helder Seabra (BE/POR), Christine Hassid (FR), Barnaby Booth (UK), ZoieLogic Dance Theatre (UK), Helen Parlor/Parlor Dance (UK) and has undertaken projects with English National Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, the Royal Opera House, East London Dance, Dance GB and Big Dance (UK); he has also benefitted from workshops and professional development opportunities with Kerry Nicholls Dance, Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse), Southpaw Dance and Gecko Physical Theatre.

Charlie’s independent choreographic works have been performed internationally and he has delivered commissioned works across a range of artistic environments for companies such as English National Ballet (ENBEldersCo; Big Dance), MÓTUS Dance Festival, Summer Szene Salzburg, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain and Images Ballet Company (London Studio Centre). He has worked as choreographic assistant to Barnaby Booth, Helen Parlor, Jo Meredith, Holly Noble and Louise Bennett. At SEAD he was assistant director to Helder Seabra, Jorge Crecis and Milan Tomášik and choreographic assistant to Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis.

Charlie is an international rehearsal director and has worked with various choreographers including Etta Murfitt, Kerry Biggin, Jo Meredith, Barnaby Booth and Louise Bennett; he was interim rehearsal director to SEAD’s Bodhi Project and spent 3 seasons as rehearsal director at the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain.

Charlie has been guest teacher and workshop leader for English National Ballet (Engagement), Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Images Ballet Company, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, British Youth Music Theatre, C-12 Dance Theatre, Arts1 and The Academy of Performing Arts, amongst others.

Alongside his freelance portfolio Charlie is Associate Creative Development Director at the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Associate Artist at English National Ballet and rehearsal director at Richard Chappell Dance.

Alongside his commitment to dance, Charlie is a qualified and registered Clinical Sports Therapist and musculoskeletal health specialist. He specialises in the treatment and rehabilitation of dancers and movement practitioners and has worked internationally as an independent therapist with dance companies, organisations, professionals and students. He has devised courses and workshops on various topics within dance health and well-being which he has delivered on professional and vocational training programmes in the UK and abroad. In addition, Charlie is a certified mat-work Pilates instructor (BASI) and has undertaken training in various specialist areas such as medical acupuncture, first response emergency and urgent care and a range of manual and soft tissue therapies. Charlie is currently diversifying his practice with qualifications in Integrative Health and Nutrition Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Sports Psychology and Sports Nutrition. He holds an Award in Education and Training and is a tutor at Active Health Group (UK), where he teaches on the professional Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation and Sports Massage Therapy courses as well as specialist CPD workshops.

He is a registered practitioner with the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHCR) and professional member of the Foundation for Community Dance, One Dance UK and the Sports Therapy Organisation (MSTO GST).

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Charlie Brittain
Associate Creative Director