Residency info


A residency at Le Relais is not simply a rehearsal space for hire.

We are interested in engaging directly with artists and this relationship can be as involved or spacious as you wish. Therefore through conversations we can tailor a residency to suit your needs.

This may include;

studio visits, witnessing your process, offering feedback and mentoring, and discussions over lunch. We will also respect artists need for privacy.

We can host small performance/sharing events, at our discretion, by gathering an audience who are artists themselves or familiar with the fragile and experimental nature of a creative process. We can facilitate discussion between audience and artists and provide the technical and hosting support around this.


Charlotte and Henrietta are experienced at supporting artist’s processes and offering critical and constructive feedback. They taught choreography, movement techniques and performance at TrinityLaban (UK) for 10 years and have mentored many independent artists.


Charlotte is internationally recognised as a teacher and mentor. She began her career with CandoCo Dance Company and since then has been committed to exploring richer ways for disabled and non-disabled people to work in dance. She has led and facilitated projects for integrated groups in UK, Colombia, Croatia, Bangladesh and Sweden. 

Since lecturing at Trinity Laban, she has supported many artists in their making of new work, 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 and is mentoring Jemima Hoadley as part of Dance UK’s Dance Teaching Mentoring Scheme.


Henrietta 's mentoring experience draws on her choreographic practice. As she completes a psychology degree in 2015, and reconnects with a 10 year yoga and chi-gung inspired teaching practice, her work is strongly absorbed in questions around the relationship between moving and thinking and lessons in the nervous system. 

As a mentor she has worked with DansCe Dialogues outdoor lab programme (2014) through South East Dance, mentoring Saffy Setohy and Gaël Sesboüé. Other mentor relationships include Janine Harrington for her BBC Performing Arts Fellowing, Natacha Bryan, a performance poet, and dance soloist, Marina Collard.


Other artists at La Traversée (Jules Maxwell - composer, Tony Wadham - actor/film-maker, Pippa Darbyshire - painter) all have experience of performance and art - making and can offer critical perspectives and insights.


More detailed biography of Charlotte, Heni, Jules, Tony, Pippa