Founders AND DIRECTORS
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: CHARLOTTE BOYE-CHRISTENSEN received her formal training at London Contemporary Dance School and at the Laban Centre in London (she has a BA from the latter) and completed her MFA Degree at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Charlotte has been commissioned to create new work for: Milwaukee Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Danish Dance Theatre, Ballet West, Compania Danza Contemporanea Ccu in Mexico, Verb Ballets in Cleveland, Ballet de Camaguey in Cuba, The Arts Fissions Dance Company in Singapore, Tisch School of the Arts' Second Avenue Dance Company in NYC (Three commissions), London Contemporary Dance School's Edge Dance Company, Baton Rouge ballet, and Utah Symphony and Opera. For the latter she created the choreography for Stravinsky's "Soldier's Tale" and "Renard".
In 2002 she joined Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, located in Salt Lake City, Utah to assist in the artistic direction of the company. She became the Artistic Director in 2008 and created 26 new works on the company. In 2013 she stepped away from that position to form NOW-ID. So far, the company has created ten productions/events/workshops.
As a soloist, she has performed at the International Choreographic platform in Almada, Portugal, at the Marato de l'espectacle in Barcelona, Spain, at the Metropolitan Museum of photography in Tokyo, Japan, at Alliance Francaise in Singapore and more.
She has choreographed at the Universities of Texas-Austin, Richmond, Broward, Simon Fraser in Vancouver, Wichita, TCU, Texas Tech, Princeton, Rutgers, Utah, Southern Mississippi, at The National School for Contemporary Dance in Denmark, The Kuopio and Oulu Conservatories in Finland, Arnheim Academy and European Dance Development Center in the Netherlands, Lasalle-SIA, College of the Arts in Singapore, The Royal Danish Ballet School, University of the Americas in Mexico, and at the Bellas Artes International Choreography Competition in Mexico City.
Charlotte has been invited as a choreographer to create work at "The Yard" Dance Colony in Massachusetts, The International Course for Professional Choreographers and Composers in England, at PACT/Zollverein in Essen, Germany and to teach and choreograph at the International Dance Competition in Seoul.
She has staged her work at the Kaleidoskop Theatre, at the New Opera house and "Den Nye Scene" in Copenhagen, at NYU/ Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, at the Alliance Francaise in Singapore and she directed the stage workshop at the famed Bauhaus Institute in Germany.
She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and grants from the Theatre and Arts Councils in Denmark, Germany, Mexico and Singapore, a grant from the Toyota Foundation and three from the Augustinus Foundation in Denmark amongst others, as well as a recipient of the Choo-San Goh Award for Choreographic Excellence and locally in Utah - six "Artys" for "Best choreography".
Charlotte is excited to additionally take on the position as Head Of Dance at Texas Tech University in September 2017:
“I’m excited about combining the professional work of NOW-ID with the vision and ambition I’ve seen at Texas Tech,” says Boye-Christensen. “I believe this will provide new opportunities for NOW-ID and help both organizations grow programmatically.”
Her personal website is: www.cbcnow.org
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: NATHAN WEBSTER has the capacity to make things happen, to manage and leverage diverse groups of people and to excel at bringing ideas to an inspiring reality, and on timelines that vary from the world of art and performance to the long haul of making buildings, companies and community.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, studied architecture at McGill University in Montreal and in Grenoble, France before embarking on a professional career that has led to architectural practice based in British Columbia, Ontario, California and now Utah.
Nathan has a broad experience from some 20+ years in the field of architecture, coordinating diverse teams in multiple states and provinces to bring complex projects to reality on time and on budget. He is an excellent communicator experienced in design, project management and fund-raising. He is one of the organizers of Salt Lake City's Pecha Kucha Night and has collaborated on sets and conceptualization on several performances and installations with life partner Charlotte Boye-Christensen.
Beyond the practice of architecture, Nathan's extensive travels and engagement in Salt Lake City's art and design community have nurtured the ability to see new and special opportunities for the fusion of life, depth and meaning into projects. As such, Nathan sees NOW-ID as a living, inspiring, sustainable project and story that will engage local, national and international creators and profoundly/positively impact the cultural community of Salt Lake City and beyond.