Logo Darren Michael Charles

Creative Artistic Director Choreographer

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ABOUT

Winning a scholarship for London studio Centre at just 16 years old, Darren was soon recognised by Bodywork Dance Studios in Cambridge where he gained a wealth of experience in ballet, jazz, contemporary, African fusion and musical theatre. Progression into choreography, as well as teaching, meant he was highly sought after for a range of television commercials, music videos and numerous roles within the highly- esteemed London West End.

Directing and choreographing at The GRADS Company, Cambridge, as well as being Head of the Contemporary Dance Department at Bodywork Dance Studios, provided him with opportunities to pursue global projects, gaining vast experience with many other prestigious dance and touring companies.

The hugely successful Cavalia’s Odysseo North American tour, Darren played a big part in the creation choreographically and assisted in all area;s demonstrating his highly versatile management / artistic directing skills. His reliability, commitment and creativity has been integral to its on-going success as well as showcasing his excellence in acrobat, stunt, equestrian and circus skills.

Darren recently worked with Cirque du Soleil as Artistic Director, General Stage Manager/ Show Caller for the show BAZZAR in India. Also collaborating with AT LAKME fashion show, re-staging and Directing for Cirque du Soleil for this event.

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NOTEABLE PERFORMANCE CREDITS

CIRCUS STAR USA 2017 - Guest judge.

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS – World Tour, Dance Captain.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN – World Tour, Dancer, Acrobat.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Dancer/Singer /Actor, Director Anthony Van Laast.

FAME THE MUSICAL - European Tour, Dancer, Director Karen Bruce.

GREASE THE MUSICAL - European Tour, role of Sonny/dancer, Director Anthony Van Laast.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: 50th Birthday Celebration - Royal Albert Hall, live TV performance, Dancer/Singer.

HEY MR PRODUCER - Live TV performance for Cameron Macintosh, Dancer /Singer/Acrobat.

MILLENIUM - Live TV performance, Dancer, Choreographer Charles Augins.

SONG & DANCE - European Tour, Swing Dancer.

NUMEROUS ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCES - ITV, Dancer/Acrobat/Singer.

BRIT AWARDS - Robbie Williams, Dancer (various performances).

SOULS IN MOTION – European Tour, Anthony Van Laast, Choreographer, performer.

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