CHARLIE

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R A N K E N

BRINGING CHARACTERS TO LIFE, THROUGH MOVEMENT

GIRL
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  14 YEARS IN WEST SUSSEX

 

 

Orginally from Cornwall, Charlie first trained with the Cornwall Youth Dance Company in her teens and continued her training at St.Austell College. Moving to Chichester to beneift from their highly ranked University gaining a BA Hons in Dance, Charlie then received one of ten places on the first Post Graduate Dance and Physical Theatre course at Royal Holloway London with the Jasmin Vardimon Company.

 

Whilst living in Chichester, Charlie founded and managed, Dance Core, a not-for-profit dance centre that ran for 6 years and delivered 21 sessions a week, for the district. Anually Dance Core held a show that would attract audiences of up to 400. Charlie devised holiday programmes, workshops and taught many of the groups as well as supervising a team of up to 6 other practitioners.

 

She also lead a Youth Dance Company for 6 years for the West Sussex Youth Service, teaching choreography, organising trips to the theatre and residentials to London. When funding was cut from the service, Charlie took over the company under Dance Core and it was able to carry on.

 

Charlie also had the privledge to teach in many different capcities as well. She was a BTEC and National Diploma Dance and Physical Theatre Practitioner for Cosham College in Havant and worked 1:1 with students from different schools who wanted GCSE or Peforming Art Grade support.

 

Charlie was also very procative in the perofrmance industry in the South East and spent two years as a dancer for Commotion Dance (orginally Vicki Maria Company) performing at the Fuse Festival, Kent, Cafechoregraphic, The Point, Eastleigh and Resoultions 09, London to name a few. She also choregraphed and performed for a jazz musican at the London Jazz Club for a music video as well as devising piece for churches and academys.

 

Charlie launched off the ground_ a faith based movement company, in West Sussex in 2009 and performed in many churches, festivals and Cafe Choregraphqiue at The Point, Eastleigh.

 

 

St.Philips / Boxgrove / Duncton / Arundel / Plasitow / Southbourne / Northchapel / Petworth / Fittleworth / Herbert Shiner / Bury / Singleton / Stedham / Chidham / March / Midhurst Primary Schools

 

JulieFoxDance / H2oh!Entertainment / The Windmill over 50's / up4dance (Boys Only) / StageCoach / Commotion DC / Vibe / Limelight Performing Arts / Wannado / off the ground_ dance company

 

West Sussex County Council / Swanfield Community Centre / Tanbridge Leisure / Littlehampton Inspire Leisure / Arun Leisure

 

St Francais Unit / West Sussex Youth Service / Rogate Youth / Lambeth Cooperative / Marlet Housing Projects / Chichester Boys Club Young Mums