Charlotte is currently the Head of Dance/Associate Professor at Texas Tech University's School of Theatre and Dance.
Charlotte combines principles from Release and Fall and Recovery with Pilates and Yoga in her warm-up exercises. The classes are technically and physically challenging reflecting the idiosyncratic and dynamic movement style Charlotte Boye-Christensen has spent the last twenty years developing. She is interested in exploring elements of suspension, falling, and being off balance, as well as dwelling in these moments of discovery. Class levels include Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Professional.
These classes are exploratory and examine how space serves as an additional collaborator in the choreography process. Classes also involve conceptual and formalistic research methodlogies in choreography, particularly in the exploration of the ways in which effort and motion pertain to choreographic concepts.
Repertory work requires students to learn and perform the amazingly complex and inventive choreography of Charlotte Boye-Christensen. Repertory work challenges students to adopt professionalism and a mastery of technique necessary for future performance work in dance companies outside of the university-setting. Praise and acclaim for Charlotte's choreography includes:
Dance Magazine writes:
"Charlotte Boye-Christensen has a choreographic Knack that transcends medium...Rhythmic finesse, whimsy and a gift for conciseness make Christensen's images delightfully unique...wherever they are seen."
Politiken in Denmark writes:
The Salt Lake Tribune writes:
“…the gestural vocabulary she has developed in combination with her explosive movement style tells a unique story within each piece."
"Working with Charlotte Boye-Christensen during her creation of Feast was innovation at its best. Feast exemplified the meaning of contemporary performance. The process was organic, intelligent and exhilarating. Charlotte approaches choreography with a specific voice she has developed during her career. Invention, originality and current are the descriptions of her process that immediately come to mind. Collaboration was easy, patient and visionary. We all grew from this remarkable 'dinner date' and look forward to a repeat effort in our near future."
– Nicholas Johnson, Director of Dance (Wichita State University)
"Charlotte has a wonderful way of making movement look startling unexpected and original yet totally organic. She is rigorous in her expectations as well as being encouraging and positive with those she is teaching. As a result, the students are pushed in a way that enlarges their movement range and capabilities while allowing them to dance fully and freely."
- Kay Cummings - Former Chair of Dance at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
"Charlotte Boye-Christensen is a master teacher/choreographer/performer. She truly has emerged as a dynamic, unique, soulful artist. She brings to a workshop setting years of discovery. I knew she would inspire, challenge and create an environment for creative synergy. Watching her work with our students was a gift. The students knew they had to rise to the occasion, and with Charlotte's professional way, they did just that. I think they were surprised at how much they grew in only a weeks time. The outcome was magical. It empowered the students with a sense of accomplishment and a desire to improve. If you get a chance to work with Charlotte you will be highly rewarded."
- Kay Andersen, Chair - Southern Utah University.
"Our residency with Charlotte was excellent in every way! Charlotte’s choreography and approach to the work helped the students to grow artistically, emotionally, and intellectually as well. Charlotte expects a great deal from her dancers including specificity in movement and intention. The result is that we all have had an exceptional experience that we will not soon forget! The University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented Charlotte’s original work, “Unsettled” at the Mid-Atlantic conference of the American College Dance Association at West Virginia University and the work was selected to appear in the conference-closing gala concert. Charlotte’s residency provided a unique and very valuable component to our student’s education. We look forward to working with Charlotte again!"
- Anne N Van Gelder, Director of Dance (The University of Richmond, Virginia)
"I have known Charlotte for nearly 15 years. First as invited faculty to the Universidad de las Américas Pueba where I had the pleasure of working with her in residencies from 2002 to 2006 and for the last ten years as an invited choreographer to the profesional company of contempory dance (“Compañía de Danza Contemporánea” -- CODACO) in the University Cultural Complex (CCU) of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma (BUAP) de Puebla, Mexico. We have commissioned six works by Charlotte over these years, each one of them a terrific success and she mounted all or them with stunning efficiency and artistic integrity. I sincerely believe that Charlotte is a creative genius and a trailblazing artist and above all a great human being. It is always a pleasure to work with her and witness her creative process being always in the midst of demanding detail and at the same time being very human and understanding to all."
- Rip Parker, Director of Compania de Danza Contemporanea (BUAP, Mexico)
- Susan Douglas Roberts, Professor of Dance (TCU School for Classical and Contemporary Dance)