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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 Royal Society for the Arts.
Acting and Movement Instructor - Vancouver Film School
Guest Lecturer (MA Character Animation) - Central Saint Martins
Devising Ensemble - Collider (VR, R&D) - Single Thread Theatre Company
Co-Curator - International Community for Movement (RCSSD)
The Hatchling - Trigger (UK)
Associate Artistic Director (Digital) - Globus Theatre @ the LAB
Director-Trainer - One Song Glory - The Musical Stage Company
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 has frequently animated puppets in productions. In addition to working in theatre, Charles is passionate about performance capture. He trained with industry leaders, including Neil Newbon (PCUK, The Imaginarium Studios) and Sarah Perry (Shapes in Motion). As well as contributing his movement and voice to projects, Charles collaborates with Sheridan College's Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre on innovative research. Charles represented SIRT as a Featured Attendee of the international Digital + Performance Convening (co-hosted by HowlRound and SpiderWebShow). Through his MA thesis, Charles developed an embodied technique tailored for preparing actors to work within the medium of performance capture.
He has directed movement and violence for theatre, film, and performance capture. Fight credits include: 2b Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre, The Watermark Theatre, Halifax Theatre for Young People, the site-specific company 360 Screenings, and others. For his choreographic work, Charles received the Alan Lund Memorial Award from the Charlottetown Festival. His movement practice combines Michael Chekhov's work and other influences to playfully compose, build ensemble, and inspire transformation. He loves to support other creatives as a movement coach.
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, The Acting Company, Ottawa Children's Theatre, The Ottawa School of Theatre, Halifax Circus, The City of Kingston, and secondary schools.
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