Meet Your Duo

Dynamic, slightly crazy with a wealth of knowledge between them: meet Charlie and Ryan.


Charlie is a freelance Dance artist and Ryan is a freelance Theatre practitioner. Together they make Heads Up.


Charlie has recently moved to Plymouth from West Sussex and worked in the South East for over 10 years delivering workshops, managing a dance centre, performing in companies and choreographing for a range of commissions. She is also a qualified youth worker, TA and Learning Mentor. To find out more about Charlie visit www.charlieranken.co.uk


Ryan graduated from Plymouth University with a First-class honours degree in Theatre and Performance. Since graduating Ryan has worked for many Arts organisations as a Theatre Practitioner and director. This includes working with the Theatre Royal Plymouth on their Young company workshops and productions. Ryan also creates professional theatre for audiences across the south west. Recently performing with sketch comedy company ‘ Fast and Funny’ and working on the Barbican Theatres production of ‘Twelfth Night’ as Assistant Director’.


Both Ryan and Charlie are really passionate about working with young people and children, enabling them to access engaging creative arts in the hope they are supplied with with skills that they can use outside of the studio. Most importantly Ryan and Charlie want children to have fun and be a bit silly.