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Charlie Ranken


Core Artist


Charlie is a freelance dance and theatre artist. Orginally from Cornwall, Charlie first trained with the Cornwall Youth Dance Company in her teens, she then continued training at Chichester  University gaining a BA Hons in Dance and received one of ten places on the first Post Graduate Dance & Physical Theatre course at Royal Holloway London with the Jasmin Vardimon Company. Charlie's career spans nearly 12 years, she founded a not-for-profit dance centre, Dance Core, that ran for 6 years as well as performing for Commotion Dance Company. Since relocating to Plymouth, she has flexed her theatrical muscles by being Assistant Director for the Young Company at the Theatre Royal as well as performing for immersive theatre pieces at Effervescent, a Plymouth charity.  She enjoys working at Plymouth Conservatoire and travelling with Teignmouth artist and author, Laura Wall to deliver a programme of movement and narrative.



'Its so important to highlight the difference theatre and the arts can make to people's lives. No matter what your age, it brings joy, helps make sense of the world and allows a freedom of expression. By Design is committed to supporting and creating artistic threads in communties.'