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Charles is a Canadian actor, movement and fight director, and teacher.

He is a Chevening Alumnus and a Fellow of the RSA.

As an actor, 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 frequently animates puppets in live productions and works as an actor in motion/performance capture for games, new media, and XR projects. 

Charles' creative practice explores movement, technology, and bodies. He has directed movement and violence for theatre, film, and performance capture projects around the world. Highlights include: stunt coordination for an unannounced AAA game (Beyond Capture), serving as Movement Assistant to Mervyn Millar (War Horse, Significant Object) on the world premiere of The Hatchling (Trigger Stuff), and directing fights for Neptune Theatre, The Watermark Theatre, the site-specific company 360 Screenings, and others. He was awarded the Alan Lund Memorial Award for his choreographic work.

Charles is passionately curious about the future of storytelling. As well as contributing his movement and voice to XR projects (Single Thread XR, Dream Adoption Society), Charles has collaborated with Sheridan College's Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre on innovative research. Their work together includes 'The Digital Stage' - a long term exploration of the digital future of the Canadian performance arts pursued in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company. He represented SIRT as a Featured Attendee of the international Digital + Performance Convening (co-hosted by HowlRound and SpiderWebShow). Charles' thesis was the first to comprehensively consider movement and the 21st century medium of performance capture.

A trained teacher, Charles is committed to offering inclusive, culturally responsive, and student-centred learning. He is presently a faculty member of the Vancouver Film School. Charles has also taught actors, animators, and artists at: The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Central Saint Martins, Queen's University, The National Arts Centre of Canada, 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 leading teachers in Russia, Turkey, the UK, and the US. He was certified as an Advanced Actor Combatant (full distinction) by Fight Directors Canada and has also trained with: Little Angel Theatre, Frantic Assembly, Shapes in Motion, and at The Imaginarium Studios with Performance Captured Academy. Charles holds a Bachelor of Education degree (Artist in Community Education) from Queen's University and an MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching (Distinction) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Charles is represented by The Talent House.

Contact: 1-416-960-9686​.

Acting:

Resume available here.

Theatre

Erika Santillana - erika@talenthouse.ca | ext. 214

Motion / Performance Capture

Daniel Birnbaum - daniel@talenthouse.ca | ext. 210

Movement and Fight Direction:

Resume available here.

Rachael Dean - rachael@talenthouse.ca | ext. 223