Jeanefer Jean-Charles worked alongside long-term collaborator Walk The Plank as Mass Movement Director for the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games opening ceremony in the Isle of Man. Following a series of workshops leading up to the event, Jeanefer visited the Isle of Man to direct the mass choreography, which included a cast of over 300 dancers and 20 parkour artists.
Isle of Man 2011 Opening Ceremony,
HRH Prince Edward, Vice-Patron
In March 2018 Jeanefer Jean-Charles stood once again alongside the Paralympic flame, this time as Performance Director for the Paralympics Flame Ceremony in Stoke Mandeville.
Working as part of the Walk the Plank team, Jeanefer coordinated the performance that accompanied the iconic moment the flame was passed from Stoke Mandeville to Seoul in Korea.
This experience built on Jeanefer’s previous role as Mass Movement Coordinator for the Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics.
See a video of Channel 4’s coverage of the event.
– Walk The Plank
Jeanefer Jean-Charles was Mass Movement Director for the pre-match entertainment ahead of the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in May 2016. The performance included 100 military personnel, the Welsh Military Band, and the NHS Choir along with over 100 young people and Colour Guard flag bearers who performed alongside Tinie Tempah.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles was Mass Movement Co-ordinator for all four of the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremonies.
Her work involved auditioning, casting, hosting rehearsals, and coordinating the thousands of volunteers involved in the ceremonies.
Jeanefer’s favourite moment was when the torch was revealed, something she will never forget.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles MBE
Jeanefer Jean-Charles was Artistic Director for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 Opening Ceremony. She was commissioned by Grand Visionary Solutions to direct over 500 dancers from local communities in Wales and England as part of a £1 million project part-funded by Arts Council England and Arts Council Wales, and supported by the charity Wooden Spoon.
The dance performance Opening Ceremony featured presenter Gethin Jones and Martin Offiah doing the Jive with their original Strictly Come Dancing partners, Camilla Dallerup and Erin Boag.
The ceremony took place at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales on October 26, 2013.