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'Charlie has a very personal and idiosyncratic choreographic style. Her problem solving and practical approach produces movement material which is inventive and surprising; where a clear thought process meet a strong inner kinaesthetic and emotive impulse. It has been a pleasure working with Charlie as both a student and independent dance artist. Her professional and friendly attitude allows for ideas to emerge and grow and supports group dynamics.'
Yael Flexer, Choreographer and Director of Bedlam Dance Company
'We auditioned about eight dancers overall for the part. Charlie's choreography and performance felt really intune with the song, she felt and understood it. She also had a really good look that was perfect for the video. Charlie's a pleasure to work with - smiley and fun to have around. She did all the choreography and made a lot of useful suggestions but also followed direction well. She worked hard in rehearsal and on set despite having to dance on a slightly dirty concrete floor! I would definately work with Charlie again if the opportuntiy arises and would recommend her to other musicians who would like to involve dance in their work.'
Danny Sherwood, Jazz Musician
'I was recommended to work with Charlie by one of her clients and was immediately impressed by our initial contact. I found Charlie very dynamic, engaging and clear in early discussions for our project. Charlie was confident, highly creative and enthusiastic throughout the project and was quick to devise and work with ideas and was such an asset in our tight schedules. Charlie was a strong team member at creative meetings bringing her expertise to help shape the look of the piece. I would not hestitate to work with Charlie again.'
Mike Fry, Fryed Music
'I have been impressed by both Ranken's choreography and performance on the film set. Her dance style and interpersonal skills her allowed her to develop outstanding working relationships with film crew and the musician Danny Sherwood. Charlie Ranken also possesses analytical skills to constantly solve problems and devise flexible solutions. Her ability to remain unflustered during tight shooting schedules proves her ability to work well under pressure. I recomend her without reservation.'
Paolo Benetazzo, Film Director of ART touches ART Films
'Charlie is a competent performer, highly trained and always ready to seek the vision of others and look forward to the results. Charlie is a beautiful performer, she is able to work with my ideas and make them into engaging and interesting movements. When choregraphing on the company, I expect a great deal from the dancers, Charlie's way of moving and working is exciting and works well with VMD's style. I am particularly drawn to her contact work.'
Vicki Hargreaves, Artistic Director of Commotion Dance Company
"Charlie is a vivacious and compassionate artist that intelligently weaves the needs and abilities of her participants into her work. Her wealth of experience as a youth worker in combination with her fierce drive for professionalism and artistic integrity is a joy to behold. She is hungry to collaborate and consistently opens herself up to new opportunities. Her work is organic and always stems from a people-centred process. I have never known an assistant to give more of themselves to a project. I adored my time working alongside Charlie and I am eager to see where her unwavering dedication and flare leads her next – big, bold, and beautiful things, I’m sure!"
Director, Practitioner, Acting Tutor
'Charlie is both a naturally very skilled dancer and an inquisitive, dedicated collaborator. When working on the first work-in-progress of Sequel at Theatre Royal Plymouth she brought great openness and curiosity to the thematic exploration as well as support to the devising process. Her movement practice is enabling of others of diverse ability and she has astute awareness of spatial dynamics. She has great strength as a dancer and is a joy to work with and watch in performance. (Hire her!)'
Artistic Director of Empty Deck'