Charlotte Darbyshire is a British dance artist and teacher, and as part of the artistic community at Le Relais she performs, offers movement workshops and hosts events.
She was a founder member of CandoCo Dance Company, performing and teaching internationally for 10 years. Since then, she has been committed to exploring richer ways for disabled and non-disabled people to engage in dance and has led integrated projects in UK, Colombia, Croatia, Bangladesh and Sweden.
As a performer, Charlotte has also worked for Ricochet Dance Productions, Carol Brown, Aletta Collins, Company Q, Company Pyke and Dog Kennel Hill Project. She has recently studied with Deborah Hay and is now engaged in a daily performance practice.
Charlotte makes her own work including dance for camera. She was assistant choreographer on Alison Murray’s feature film ‘Mouth to Mouth’ (2011) and won an award at The Place (UK) for her first short film, Taut (2001), commissioned by Channel 4. In France she is developing her filmmaking skills by assisting Tony Wadham in his short films and documentaries and together they recently shot a film 'the lily the rose' with dancers Welly O’Brien and Kate Marsh.
Charlotte was a dance lecturer on the BA (Hons) Dance Theatre programme at TrinityLaban in the UK for 10 years (2000 – 2011). Her teaching included Experiential Anatomy into Contemporary Technique, Choreography and Performance. She also lectured at London School of Contemporary Dance, leading teaching electives: Investigating Inclusive Practice and Fundamental Teaching Practice.
Since then, Charlotte has supported the making process of many artists, including; Dog Kennel Hill Project, Jane Mason, Laila Diallo, Anna Williams, David Waring and Fiona Millward. She was also the UK ‘mentor’ for IDOCDE (International Documentation of Contemporary Dance Education), whose aim is to document best practice of contemporary dance education.
Charlotte is currently completing her training with Linda Hartley in Integrative Bodywork and Movement Therapy.