Dancer and choreographer Charlotte Edmonds, Causeway Artist in Residence at the Yorke Dance Project, has been handpicked by the Royal Ballet for an exciting new Young Choreographic Programme. This will give 18-year old Charlotte a unique opportunity to shadow the Royal Ballet’s choreographers and work with their dancers.
Charlotte’s appointment is a result of a desire by Royal Ballet director Kevin O’Hare to bring more young talent through. He told The Guardian: “The reason that British choreography is so strong, especially in the world of ballet, is because we spent the last decade nurturing the people who make it and encouraging conversations across the classical – contemporary divide. There are women choreographers I admire, and I’m pursuing them.”
Previously, O’Hare had described Charlotte as having “talent beyond her years”, noting that “there’s something really special about her, a really interesting vocabulary. And she’s very smart.”
Sponsored by the Causeway Foundation since 2010, the Yorke Dance Project devises and delivers a range of projects that identify, nurture and launch new young talent. Charlotte was appointed as Causeway Artist in Residence in 2013.
Causeway CEO Phil Brown commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Charlotte and I am delighted the Causeway Foundation has played a key role in supporting her progression. We wish her every success for the future.”