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This remarkable choreographer is Charlotte Edmond, a young woman who is also now working on a documentary and dance project focusing on dyslexia and creativity.
Charlotte Edmond first began to dance at the age of 4. Her mom was a single mom headmistress at a boarding school, and dancing kept Charlotte occupied. By 11, Charlotte joined the Royal Ballet School.
School work was challenging because of her dyslexia, but in retrospect, she says that dyslexia may have helped her choreography, because she had to use visualization strategies in order to remember for school.
She earned her first commission at the age of 16, and by 19 she became The Royal Ballet’s first Young Choreographer.
Said the artistic director for the Yorke Dance Project, Charlotte’s first commission, “I knew from observing her in class that she didn’t just take a combination and try to do it exactly as I had given it. She had a way of being creative.”
In Pointe magazine, said the English National Ballet’s ballerina, Isabelle Brouwers: “I really see her becoming one of the next star British choreographers. You never feel like you’re going to work with her – it’s fun. She allows us to give our input, and she works with our strengths.”
Watch “What Life is like as a Young Choreographer with the Royal Ballet” above.