Milan Tomášik & Charlie Brittain
Milan is an artist dedicated to teaching, creating and performing. Born in Slovakia in 1981, currently resident in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He studied dance at the Conservatory J. L. Bellu in Banská Bystrica and at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. In 2004, he graduated from P.A.R.T.S., the international dance school in Brussels directed by Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker.
In 2004, he received the Prize of the City Prievidza (Slovakia) for representing contemporary dance at home and abroad. His teaching activities includes giving classes Happy Feet for professional companies, festivals and dance Academies as well as workshops Playful Presence in most of the countries in Europe, Argentina, China, Democratic Republic of Kongo, Russia, Puerto Rico and Mexico. He is a co-founder of Les SlovaKs dance collective, the company based in Brussels. With them, he created three dance performances (Opening Night, Journey Home and Fragments), and between 2007-2018 performed and toured worldwide, including most of the European capitals, Africa, China, Middle, North and South America.
Charlie completed the ‘Artist in Process’ professional training program at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT), majoring in choreography. He graduated with distinction from the Professional Dance Course at Tring Park School for the Performing Arts (UK), having commenced his formal training at the Centre for Advanced Training, London Contemporary Dance School and been founding member of the English National Ballet Youth Company.
Charlie works internationally as a rehearsal director and choreographic assistant in a variety of artistic environments for choreographers such as Etta Murfitt, Kerry Biggin, Milan Tomášik & Co, Barnaby Booth, Jo Meredtih, Louise Bennett, Helen Parlor, Richard Chappell and Holly Noble; at SEAD he was assistant director to Helder Seabra, Jorge Crecis, Milan Tomášik, Paul Blackman & Christine Gouzelis. He was interim rehearsal director to SEAD’s Bodhi Project and spent three seasons as rehearsal director at the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain. Alongside his freelance portfolio he is Associate Creative Director at the National Youth Ballet of Great Britain, Associate Artist at English National Ballet and Rehearsal Director at Richard Chappell Dance. Alongside his commitment to dance, Charlie is a qualified Clinical Sports Therapist and musculoskeletal health specialist.