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 received her formal training at London Contemporary Dance School and at the Laban Centre in London (she has a BA from the latter) and completed her MFA Degree at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Charlotte has been commissioned to create new work for: Milwaukee Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre, Ballet West, Compania Danza Contemporanea Ccu in Mexico, Verb Ballets in Cleveland, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, Nashville Ballet II, Tisch School of the Arts' Second Avenue Dance Company in NYC (Three commissions), London Contemporary Dance School's Edge Dance Company, Baton Rouge ballet, and Utah Symphony and Opera. For the latter she created the choreography for Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale" and "Renard".
She was Artistic Director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, located in Salt Lake City, Utah from 2002 - 2013 and created 26 new works on the company. In 2013 she stepped away from that position to form NOW-ID, an interdisiplinary, site-specific contemporary dance company. So far, the company has created ten productions/events/workshops and toured nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, most recently to the Copenhagen Opera Festival. She is currently working on two new site-specific productions with NOW-ID, one in Salt Lake City and one in downtown Richmond, Virginia.
As a soloist, she has performed at the International Choreographic platform in Almada, Portugal, at the Marato de l'espectacle in Barcelona, Spain, at the Metropolitan Museum of photography in Tokyo, Japan, at Alliance Francaise in Singapore and more.
She has choreographed at the Universities of Texas-Austin, Richmond, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, TCU, Princeton, Rutgers, Utah, at The National School for Contemporary Dance in Denmark, The Kuopio and Oulu Conservatories in Finland, Arnheim Academy and European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands, Lasalle-SIA, College of the Arts in Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, The Royal Danish Ballet School, University of the Americas in Mexico, and at the Bellas Artes International Choreography Competition in Mexico City.
Charlotte has been invited as a choreographer to create work at "The Yard" Dance Colony in Massachusetts, The Watermill Center in the Hamptons, The International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers in England, at PACT/Zollverein in Essen, Germany and to teach and choreograph at the International Dance Competition in Seoul.
She has staged her work at the Kaleidoskop Theatre, at the New Opera house and "Den Nye Scene" in Copenhagen, at NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, at the Alliance Francaise in Singapore and she directed the stage workshop at the famed Bauhaus Institute in Germany.
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.
Charlotte additionally took on the position as Head Of Dance at Texas Tech University in September 2017 and is currently working on developing a completely new and innovative BFA track in Dance with a concentration on Performance and Choreography:
“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.”