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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.

As a dancer, Charlie has worked with Kale Companhia De Dança (POR), Helder Seabra (BE/POR), Christine Hassid (FR), Barnaby Booth, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre (UK), Helen Parlor/Parlor Dance (UK) and on 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 has choreographed independent works that have been performed internationally as well as commissioned works for companies such as English National Ballet (ENBEldersCo; Big Dance), MÓTUS Dance Festival (UK), Summer Szene Salzburg, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain and Images Ballet Company (London Studio Centre).

Charlie 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 has been rehearsal director to 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. He is currently rehearsal director for Richard Chappell Dance.

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 Dance Company, National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, British Youth Music Theatre, Active Health Group, C-12 Dance Theatre, Arts1 and The Academy of Performing Arts, amongst others. Charlie is Associate Artist at English National Ballet.

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 and holds further certifications in first response emergency care, manual and soft tissue therapies and medical acupuncture. He is currently studying towards qualifications in Integrative Health and Nutrition Coaching and First Response Emergency and Urgent Care. He is a tutor at Active Health Group (UK) where he teaches on the professional Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation and Sports Massage Therapy courses.