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Charlotte Edmonds

Choreographer

Biography

Charlotte Edmonds in action.
Joseph Sissens in rehearsal for jojo, World Ballet Day 2018 © 2018 ROH. Photograph by Andrej Uspenski

English choreographer Charlotte Edmonds was the inaugural member of the Royal Ballet Emerging Choreographer Programme 2016–2018, previously named the Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme. She trained at The Royal Ballet School and as a student performed with The Royal Ballet. She made her Royal Ballet choreographic debut in 2014 with the film The Indifferent Beak for Deloitte Ignite 14. Subsequent works for The Royal Ballet have included Piggy in the Middle, Forgotten Frontline (Royal Ballet Draft Works), Partnership and Access (Chance to Dance), Candere (Royal Ballet School Summer Performance 2016), META, created for Wayne McGregor's tenth anniversary, and the short film Sink or Swim, which featured Francesca Hayward and was inspired by Ian Cumberland's BP Portrait Award-winning painting Sink or Swim.

At The Royal Ballet School Edmonds was a finalist in the Ninette de Valois Junior Choreographic Competition for three consecutive years and won the Kenneth MacMillan Senior Choreographic Competition in 2011 and 2012. She went on to study at Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance and completed a two-year foundation degree there in 2015. She was included in the Evening Standard’s 2015 'Progress 1000' list of influential Londoners.

Edmonds’s work for other companies includes: No Strings Attached (as Causeway Young Artist in Residence), Self for Yorke Dance Project, Fuse for the Dutch National Ballet Junior Company, Pelican for English National Ballet Emerging Dancer, a work for the Selfridges EveryBODY campaign and works for Studio Wayne McGregor, Northern Ballet Studio, Opera Holland Park, Norwegian National Ballet 2, Rambert School and The Grange Festival. Edmonds was the Commissioned Choreographer for the 2015 Genée International Ballet Competition, was a participant in DanceEast’s Young Rural Retreat 2016 and a guest choreographer on The Amsterdam International Summer School. In 2017 she accepted a summer residency with Center for Ballet and the Arts in New York. Her most recent works include Words Fail Me, a project exploring the relationship between dance and dyslexia, and Wired to the Moon, created for Ballet Cymru.

Videos

News and features

Watch: Underwater dance film explores what it's like living with depression

10 January 2018
Watch: Underwater dance film explores what it's like living with depression

Royal Ballet Principal dancer Francesca Hayward dances in a new underwater film choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds.

‘A rare and incredible gift’ – Young choreographers on being mentored by Wayne McGregor

10 November 2016
‘A rare and incredible gift’ – Young choreographers on being mentored by Wayne McGregor

Four up-and-coming artists speak about McGregor’s championing of the next generation of dancemakers.

Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

7 November 2016
Ballet Essentials: New works by Charlotte Edmonds and Robert Binet

Our quick introduction to this programme of new works by young choreographers who have been mentored by Wayne McGregor.

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