‘I felt Charlotte was very appropriate. Her personality, experience and passion was very inspiring, assuring and thought provoking.’
In 2013 as part of Dance UK’s Dancers’ Mentoring Programme, jazz/contemporary dancer Dena worked with Charlotte to clarify career goals and intentions and interrogate ideas for a new duet work.
‘I realised ways in which I can combine my pursuits as Head of Dance at The Brighton Academy together with my choreographic and creative research. I have gained critical analysis of my first choreographic piece and discussed ways to develop and process my future work. I have developed an ability to self evaluate. I have written during the process about my first choreographic experience as well as a document supporting creative exploration for The Brighton Academy directors. Charlotte has also helped me to start a relationship with South East Dance and The Dome. I had the pleasure of attending a Table Event hosted by Charlotte and also a workshop with Charlotte called Developing the Choreographic Process. We have also discussed how to manage family life alongside careers, something that is hugely apparent for female dancers of my age.’