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Charles is a Canadian actor, movement and fight director, and teacher.
He is a proud Chevening Alumnus and a Fellow of the RSA.
Acting and Movement Instructor - Vancouver Film School
Ensemble - Collider (VR) - Single Thread Theatre Company / FoLDA / rEvolver
Co-Curator - International Community for Movement (RCSSD)
Presenter - CATR/ACRT/SQET 2021 Conference
Researcher and Digital Consultant - Globus Theatre @ the LAB
Charles has played in several productions for the National Arts Centre of Canada's English Theatre company, acted for four seasons at Neptune Theatre, and was a member of the world premiere cast of Ted Dykstra's Evangeline at the Charlottetown Festival. He also frequently works as a puppeteer. In addition to working in theatre, Charles is passionate about the future of storytelling. As well as contributing his movement and voice to XR and digital projects, Charles collaborates with Sheridan College's Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre on innovative research. He represented SIRT as a Featured Attendee of the international Digital + Performance Convening (co-hosted by HowlRound and SpiderWebShow). Charles' MA thesis was the first to comprehensively consider movement and the medium of performance capture while also developing an embodied technique tailored for preparing actors to work within this space.
Charles directs movement and violence for theatre, film, and performance capture projects. His movement practice draws upon Michael Chekhov's work and other influences to playfully compose, build ensemble, and inspire transformation. Credits include: Beyond Capture Studios, 2b Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre, The Watermark Theatre, Halifax Theatre for Young People, the site-specific company 360 Screenings, and others. Charles received the Alan Lund Memorial Award (Charlottetown Festival) for his choreographic work.
Charles is committed to offering inclusive, culturally responsive, and
student-centred learning. He has taught for: Vancouver Film School, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London), Queen's University, The National Arts Centre, The Musical Stage Company, Upper Canada College, Ashbury College, The Ross Creek Centre, and others.
Charles trained as an actor on Sheridan College's Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance program before studying Michael Chekhov's technique with master teachers through the Chekhov International Theatre School in Melikhovo (Russia), Michael Chekhov Europe, The Chekhov Collective (UK), Michael Chekhov Studio London (UK), and the Michael Chekhov Association (US). Charles was certified as an Advanced Actor Combatant (full distinction) by Fight Directors Canada, holds a Bachelor of Education degree (Artist in Community Education) from Queen's University, and was awarded an MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching (Distinction) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Charles is represented by The Talent House.
Resume available here.
Geoff William-Scott - | ext. 204
Erika Santillana - | ext. 214
Motion / Performance Capture
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Movement and Fight Direction:
Resume available here.
Rachael Dean - | ext. 223