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Charlotte Broom

Biography

Charlotte Broom in action.
Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill in Three & Four Quarters ©Urban Jören/ROH 2012

Dancer and choreographer Charlotte Broom is Co-Artistic Director of HeadSpaceDance with Christopher Akrill. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and has danced regularly in the Linbury Studio Theatre, in HeadSpaceDance's Three and Four Quarters, in Cathy Marston's Ghosts, Traces and Arcana and in Will Tuckett's Pinocchio, The Wind in the Willows and The Thief of Baghdad. In the 2013/14 Season HeadSpaceDance returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with If Play is Play….

Broom trained at The Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst School for Dance. She graduated into Northern Ballet Theatre and became a principal with the company, her roles including Juliet, Cinderella, Giselle, Carmen, Kitri (Don Quixote) and Lucy (Dracula). She moved to Cullberg Ballet, where her repertory included Aurora (Mats Ek's The Sleeping Beauty), roles in Ek's Swan Lake, She Was Black, Fluke and A Sort Of and collaborations with Ohad Naharin, Jirí Kylián, Johan Inger, Stijn Celis and Didy Veldman.

Since returning to the UK, Broom's dance credits have included Cabaret (Lyric Theatre), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler's Wells), The Bacchae (Manchester Royal Exchange) and the Queen (Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake world tour). Acting credits include Lucetta (Two Gentlemen of Verona) at the Theatre Royal, Northampton, and Bad Angel (Dr Faustus) at Shakespeare's Globe. She created the choreography for Matthew Dunster's productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre) and The Lightning Child (Shakespeare's Globe). Further choreography credits include Macbeth (Shakespeare's Globe), The Misanthrope (Liverpool Playhouse) and Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman).

Videos

News and features

HeadSpaceDance on how film and theatre have influenced their creative process

HeadSpaceDance on how film and theatre have influenced their creative process

20 March 2014

Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill return to the ROH with a trio of dance-theatre collaborations in April 2014.

Dancer-led collaboration features a trio of world premieres

Dancer-led collaboration features a trio of world premieres

24 August 2012

HeadSpaceDance debut in the ROH’s Linbury Theatre with a diverse programme of new work.

Photos

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

HeadSpaceDance performing If Play is Play... © Urban Jören

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Christopher Akrill, Charlotte Broom and Clemmie Sveaas in new work by HeadSpaceDance © HeadSpaceDance

Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill in Three & Four Quarters ©Urban Jören/ROH 2012

Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill in Three & Four Quarters ©Urban Jören/ROH 2012

Charlotte Broom and Christopher Akrill in Three & Four Quarters ©Urban Jören/ROH 2012

Clemmie Sveaas as Young Mrs. Alving, Charlotte Broom as Mrs Alving in Ghosts. ©Dee Conway/ROH 2006

Charlotte Broom as Mrs Alving, Omar Gordon as Pastor Manders, Clemmie Sveaas as Young Mrs. Alving in Ghosts. ©Dee Conway/ROH 2006

Charlotte Broom as Mrs Alving and Christopher Akrill as Mr Alving in Ghosts. ©Dee Conway/ROH 2006

Charlotte Broom

Charlotte Broom as the Fox in Pinocchio ©Johan Persson/ROH 2006

Christopher Akrill as Lampwick in Pinocchio ©Johan Persson/ROH 2006