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Charlie Ranken

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 trianing 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.  In 2019, she will be Assistant Director to the third years theatre students at Plymouth University in their final production and will also be travelling to Saudi with a Teignmouth artist and author, Laura Wall to deliver a programme of movement and narrative.



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''I was recommended to work with Charlie by one of her clients and was immediately impressed by our initial contact. I found Charlie very dynamic, engaging and clear in early discussions for our project. Charlie was confident, highly creative and enthusiastic throughout the project and was quick to devise and work with ideas and was such an asset in our tight schedules. Charlie was a strong team member at creative meetings bringing her expertise to help shape the look of the piece. I would not hestitate to work with Charlie again.'



Mike Fry, Fryed Music