Jeanefer Jean-Charles was invited to speak at Out Door Arts UK (formally ISAN) Making Waves: Critical Mass 2017 National Outdoor Arts Conference, a two day event in Milton Keynes.
Her presentation explored the impact of her involvement in Outdoor Arts with a particular focus on the Manchester Day Parade, which Jeanefer has worked on for several years, with Walk the Plank and Dance Manchester.
Jeanefer Jean- Charles was appointed Creative Director for Newcastle’s New Year’s Eve Parade in 2014, an event to celebrate the Rugby World Cup arriving in the city the following year. Together with her carefully selected team, consisting of Assistant Director Vicki Igbokwe and Creative Assistant Helen Wilson, Jeanefer guided a group of local artists, leaving behind a meaningful legacy.
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 King’s College London in September 2018 to mark the launch of the paper. The aim of the Active Ingredient’s report, is to deepen the understanding of the ways in which arts interventions in health and social contexts actually work – and to improve the ways these are designed and their impacts measured.
Dance to Health has been developed as a sustainable social enterprise. Six pilots in London, Cheshire and Oxfordshire have been underway in partnership with dance organisations and Age UK, health and wellbeing centres, housing associations and Jewish Care. An evaluation team is studying the process, quality assurance, health/artistic/social outcomes, health economics, and the best social enterprise model for Dance to Health to grow successfully.
Dance to Health Project Manager – Aesop,
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 deliver dance, building capacity internally. Jeanefer also offers Bespoke Projects, tailored for the needs of your school or organisation.
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 and offer ambitious, innovative and empowering responses to client needs.
Jeanefer has designed and delivered artistic solutions for some of the world’s most iconic organisations. Her extensive portfolio includes opening ceremonies, global sporting events, festivals, carnivals and parades. A skilled communicator, Jeanefer is an expert in collaborative working and in delivering a cohesive vision to inspire, entertain and empower.
Her unique creative process and approach to large-scale multiple artform events draw together and bring to life, talents, strengths and shared stories of individuals, organisations and cultures, in inspiring and unforgettable ways.
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Jeanefer was Choreographer for the 2001 production of Jack and The Beanstalk at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, featuring large chorus pieces and all the elements of traditional family pantomime.