Charlotte Boye-Christensen has a complete commitment to the invention of unique forms that inspire and push the perception of what dance can be.
"By continually pushing boundaries I strive to both invite and invigorate reflection on contemporary dance. I pursue collaborations with artists and professionals from different disciplines and am developing a collective of designers, architects, visual artists,
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.
Charlotte has been commissioned to create new work for: Ballet West, Milwaukee Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theater, The Arts Fissions Dance Company, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, 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, Verb Ballets in Cleveland and Baton Rouge Ballet.
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 created 26 new works
In 2013 she stepped away from that position to form NOW-ID, an interdisciplinary site-specific contemporary dance and design company. NOW-ID staged "The Wedding" at the Masonic Temple in SLC in 2013, "Feast" at the Great Saltair in May of 2014, "Glimpse" at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in September 2014, FEAST/KANSAS at Kansas Dance Festival, "NOWHERE" at Libby Gardner Hall in SLC, EXODUS at The Mariott Center for Dance in SLC, at the Copenhagen Opera Festival and Funen Opera, Denmark in 2016, "It's Notcracker" at UMOCA in December 2016 and most recently "A Tonal Caress" at Utah Museum of Fine Arts in 2018. They launched their first interdisciplinary summer intensive "Space As Collaborator" in 2015, repeated it in 2016 and staged their visionary take on a fundraiser with House of Apocalypse in 2015 and repeated it in 2016.
In the Fall of 2017 Charlotte additionally took on the position as Head of the Dance program at Texas Tech University:
“I’m excited about combining the professional work of NOW-ID with the vision and ambition I’ve seen at Texas Tech,” says Boye-Christensen. “I believe this will provide new opportunities for NOW-ID and help both organizations grow programmatically.”
As a soloist, she has performed at the International Choreographic platform in Almada, Portugal, at the
She has choreographed at the Universities of Texas-Austin, Richmond, Broward, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, Wichita State, TCU, Princeton, Rutgers, Long Beach - California, Utah, Southern Mississippi, at The National School
Charlotte has been invited as a choreographer to participate in "The Yard" Dance Colony in Massachusetts, the Watermill Center in the Hamptons, at PACT/Zollverein in Germany, at The International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers in England and to teach and choreograph at the International Dance Competition in Seoul. She has staged her work at the
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and grants from the Theatre and Arts Councils in Denmark, Germany, Mexico and Singapore, a grant from the Toyota Foundation and three from the Augustinus Foundation in Denmark amongst others, as well as a recipient of the Choo-San Goh Award for Choreographic Excellence and locally in Utah - six "