English choreographer Charlotte Edmonds joined the Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme in the 2015/16 Season as its inaugural member. 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 Forgotten Frontline (Royal Ballet Draft Works), Partnership and Access (Chance to Dance), Candere (Royal Ballet School Summer Performance 2016) and META created for Wayne McGregor’s tenth anniversary. She was a guest choreographer on The Royal Ballet Summer School 2017.
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 Studio Wayne McGregor, Northern Ballet Studio and Opera Holland Park. 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. She is currently choreographing a short film, Sink or Swim, which has a focus on mental health and is inspired by the portrait Sink or Swim by Ian Cumberland (BP Portrait Award, 2015), featuring Francesca Hayward, and will launch in Autumn 2017.
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