CHARLOTTE ARNOLD

I first encountered DanceEast when a CAT Tutor came to my secondary school to lead a workshop. After successfully auditioning for the DanceEast CAT in 2009 and spending four years exploring contemporary dance and working with some amazing choreographers such as James Cousins, Etta Murfitt and dancers from Hofesh Shechter Dance Company I gained a place at Northern School of Contemporary Dance on their degree course.

I graduated from NSCD with a First, and embarked on a Masters degree at the same school. The postgraduate course was formed by an apprenticeship with a professional dance company – ┬áBlack Box Dance Company, who are located in Jutland, Denmark. Throughout my apprenticeship I performed and tour as a company member and explore a whole new culture and language.

Oh, how I think about that dance workshop and how it completely changed my career ambitions. Undoubtedly, without my time at DanceEast I would not be where I am today. The CAT team opened my eyes to the world of contemporary dance which is such a rich, evolving medium which gives me constant enjoyment. Eight years later I am a performing dance artist and I never thought I would reach here when I was younger. Thank you!

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