For me, dancing is a practice of re-wilding.
I move to feel close to nature and myself; to feel regulated, strong, sensitive, and connected.
To respond to and dismantle our cultural context of Capitalism & White Supremacy, let's build safety for sensation and let The Body Lead.
Hi! I'm Charlie (they/them). I am a trans nonbinary bodyworker, dancer, teacher, choreographer, arts administrator, and diabetes advocate living in Oakland, CA. In 2009, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 16. I graduated from the University of Maryland with a dual degree in Dance and Psychology in 2016. These milestones led me to the work I dedicate myself to today: Bodywork, Diabetes Support, and Dance Lessons.
I am passionate about taking a body-based approach when working with individual clients and organizations in order to disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression that impact our bodies, communities, and countries.
I am a certified Responsive Body practitioner. Responsive Body is a biodynamic practice for all bodies consisting of guided movement experiences, tactile body-to-bodywork and professional development. Please see my Bodywork page if you would like to book a session.
My choreography has been performed on wedding dance floors, the John F. Kennedy Center, Dance Place DC, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Safehouse for the Arts, and more.
I offer a deep bow of gratitude to my mentors, teachers, colleagues, therapists, bodyworkers, friends, Type 1 Diabetes community, and family members who have paved the way and invested energy into my growth and expansion, enabling me to do this work.
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