The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Charlotte Boye-Christensen MODERN Dance Residency
Residency: Jan. 13-15, 2017
Charlotte Boye-Christensen, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, lived a number of her childhood years in the Middle East, as well as in the Netherlands. These early experiences combined with time spent in Brunei and Australia in her adolescence contributed to her cultural and aesthetic curiosity. This curiosity has been a guiding force in her development as an artist. She received her formal training at London Contemporary Dance School and at the Laban Centre in London (where she won the annual choreography award) and completed her MFA Degree at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Boye-Christensen has been commissioned to create new works for: Ballet West, Milwaukee Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, The Arts Fissions Dance Company, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, Danish Dance Theatre, Tisch School of the Arts' Second Avenue Dance Company in NYC, London Contemporary Dance School's Edge Dance Company, Compañía Danza Contemporánea Ccu in Mexico and Verb Ballets in Cleveland. In 2002 she joined Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, to assist in the artistic direction of the company. She became the Artistic Director in 2008 and has created 26 new works for the company.