Dancing Voices

Movement Director / Co-Director (2012) Jeanefer Jean-Charles was Movement Director and Co-director for Dancing Voices, a public art commission produced by East London Dance in partnership with Westfield Stratford City. Dancing Voices captures the multitude of dance ‘languages’ set against a backdrop of iconic East London locations, celebrating the changing landscape of the area and… Continue reading Dancing Voices

Manchester Day Parade

Manchester Day 2015 Pictured Chinaiyah Lavder with friends Manchester Day was created in 2010 and has now become one of the North West’s flagship events of the summer. The purpose of Manchester Day is to celebrate the creativity and diversity of Manchester. Where communities can celebrate pride in our city and show what makes them feel uniquely Mancunian. Where communities, artists and businesses can work together to create something truly special for Manchester. The creative process that makes Manchester Day such a spectacular event is curated by Walk the Plank – internationally renowned outdoor arts experts. Walk the Plank guide and steer participating groups in realising their ideas generated by the event theme.

Mass Movement Director (2015-2019) Jeanefer Jean-Charles was appointed Choreographer for the Manchester Day Parade (2015) produced by Walk The Plank in partnership with Dance Manchester. In 2016, Jeanefer delivered masterclasses with local artists and group leaders, ahead of Manchester Day Parade 2016. Jeanefer shared her methods for approaching mass choreography, preparing and empowering the artists… Continue reading Manchester Day Parade

Dance to Health – Aesop

Creative Consultant As Creative Consultant, Jeanefer Jean-Charles facilitated a Dance to Health Review Day with Aesop (Arts Enterprise with a Social Purpose). As the sole representative of the Arts industry, Jeanefer was invited to respond publicly to the ideas proposed in BOP Consulting and Aesop’s first joint paper, ‘Active Ingredients‘. The event took place at… Continue reading Dance to Health – Aesop

Big Dance Liverpool – Merseyside Dance Initiative

Creative Consultant Jeanefer Jean-Charles produced a choreographic framework for a Big Dance commission in Liverpool. Appointed by Merseyside Dance Initiative, Jeanefer collaborated with Lisi Perry, the North West Big Dance Coordinator Mira Balchandran Gokul and 25 artists. This framework was rolled out across Big Dance hubs in the North West of England. Merseyside Dance Initiative… Continue reading Big Dance Liverpool – Merseyside Dance Initiative

Voodoo Rising

Choreographic Consultant for Voodoo Rising Artistic Director Sonya Moorhead and outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank, presented a collaboration with Mr Wilson’s Second Liners – New Orleans meets 90s club classics rave band. Drawing upon a rich tapestry of cultural references, Voodoo Rising is a euphoric fusion of music, movement, fire and pyrotechnics; inspired by the Louisiana Bayou and hedonism of 90’s clubland. As Choreographic… Continue reading Voodoo Rising

Tavaziva

Creative Consultant for Tavaziva Jeanefer Jean-Charles is delighted to be Creative Consultant for Tavaziva, a national touring dance company and National Portfolio Organisation led by Bawren Tavaziva. His choreography is a unique synthesis of Contemporary, African and Ballet. Jeanefer has delivered ongoing consultancy, advising on the strategic planning of Tavaziva’s Learning and Participation Projects, specifically… Continue reading Tavaziva

Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit – East London Dance

Creative Consultant Jeanefer Jean-Charles was appointed Creative Consultant, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit with East London Dance. The Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund was established in 2015 to enable dance creatives to research, test and/or launch new artistic and entrepreneurial ideas. Jeanefer collaborated with Cultural and Creative Consultant Anamaria Wills for the first year of the programme… Continue reading Dance Enterprise Ideas Summit – East London Dance

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Learning and Participation Jeanefer Jean – Charles is a qualified secondary school teacher and has taught dance extensively in schools, theatres and arts centres both nationally and internationally. Jeanefer’s Learning and Participation programmes include her groundbreaking Tomorrow’s Men project, Lads and Dads, and In-Service Training which provides teachers with the skills, confidence and resources to… Continue reading Learning and Participation – Front Page Text

Bespoke Projects

Jeanefer Jean-Charles and her team design bespoke programmes to suit any school or organisation. Previous projects have included supporting the creation of school productions, a Year 6 girls dance project aimed at building confidence and projects that develop positive peer relationships.

In-Service Training

Jeanefer’s In-Service Training programme provides teachers with the confidence and resources to deliver dance and build capacity internally. Through co-teaching and mentoring, Jeanefer equips teachers with the skills to deliver a scheme of work, using creative dance to teach a topic on the National Curriculum. Teachers do not need to have any prior dance experience to… Continue reading In-Service Training

Lads & Dads

Lads & Dads is an extension of the Tomorrow’s Men programme, creating opportunities for boys to enjoy interacting and working creatively alongside their fathers/father figures in order to produce meaningful work. The sessions give participants the skills to enhance, build on or develop long-lasting relationships and through task-based movement exercises encourage verbal and non-verbal dialogue… Continue reading Lads & Dads

Tomorrow’s Men

Established by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, Tomorrow’s Men is a groundbreaking organisation designed to address the disengagement of boys and young men from society. Through creative expression and exercises in trust and confidence building, the proven Tomorrow’s Men method diverts young men from antisocial behaviour, inspiring and empowering them alongside their peers. Tomorrow’s Men was developed following… Continue reading Tomorrow’s Men

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Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates Harnessing over 20 years’ experience, Jeanefer is a globally respected Creative Director and Producer who has worked in over 21 countries, and whose accomplishments appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. Her company, Jeanefer Jean-Charles & Associates, are industry leaders in developing, directing and delivering creative responses for large-scale events… Continue reading Home page intro text

Thurrock 100 – Kinetika

Movement Director Jeanefer Jean-Charles was commissioned to produce a spectacular outdoor finale at Coalhouse Fort for Thurrock 100, a unique cultural project produced by Kinetika in 2016. The Thurrock 100 project aims to strengthen Thurrock’s shared identity, foster pride in its heritage, and create healthier and happier residents, with participants creating their own artworks, and… Continue reading Thurrock 100 – Kinetika