Charles Linehan

Reader in Choreography


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Laban Building
London SE8 3DZ UK


As Linehan has proved for over a decade now, the best things often come in the least hyped packages.

The Observer


Charles Linehan has been Choreographer in Residence at The Place Theatre, London and Joint Adventures, Munich. In March 2015, he was invited to be an Associate Artist with Dance4, Nottingham.

Teaching Experience

Student research and choreography
(Undergraduate and postgraduate)

London Contemporary Dance School
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
P.A.R.T.S. Brussels

Professional workshops given throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America and Asia

Creative Output

Charles Linehan has created over fifteen pieces for his own company and numerous national and international commissions. Charles Linehan Company have performed in over 20 countries and received commissions from Dance Umbrella, Royal Festival Hall, Joint Adventures, Munich; Dance 4 Nottingham, PACT Zollverein Essen, Danceworks Toronto, and Danspace, New York.

Venues and Festivals the company has performed at include: Brussels (Kaai Theatre), Paris (Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Saint-Denis), Venice (Venice Biennale), Munich (Joint Adventures, Muffathalle), National Arts Centre Ottawa, Harbourfront, Toronto; Hermitage St. Pertersburg, DanSpace New York, Dublin International Dance Festival, Brighton Festival and multiple venues in London.

Having lived in Berlin for two years, Charles returned to the UK in 2013 when he was appointed Reader in Choreography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

His latest work The Shadow Drone Project is an aerial film and performance initiative that has been shown in Europe and the USA including Dance Umbrella 2017 in London, Nottdance Festival 2017 at Nottingham Contemporary and Dance on the Camera festival at the Lincoln Centre, New York.

A new work for China’s largest independent dance company, Jin Xing Dance Theatre, will premiere at the National Theatre, Beijing in July 2018.


“one of our classiest choreographers”
The Guardian

Cover photo by Hugo Glendinng