Charles Riddiford —

Charles Riddiford
Young Artist

Charles was born in Berwick, Victoria. He started ballet at the age of 12 at the Regional Academy of Performing Arts.

Charles Riddiford started ballet training at the age of twelve at the Regional Academy of Performing Arts in Wodonga, NSW. A semi-finalist in the McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod in 2010, Charles was accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance's full-time program in 2011, and was awarded a scholarship to travel to New York and Canada in 2012. Charles joined the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirant Program in 2013 and performed in many productions with that Company, including The Sleeping Beauty, Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet, Lila York’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon’s The Nutcracker.

Charles joined Queensland Ballet’s Jette Parker Young Artist Program in March 2014 and will complete his 12-month program in the first half of 2015.

Repertoire Highlights

Marius Petipa’s The Sleeping Beauty (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Jordan Morris’ Moulin Rouge (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Lila York’s The Handmaid’s Tale (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon’s The Nutcracker (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Rudi van Dantzig’s Romeo and Juliet (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
Paul Taylor's Company B (New Zealand School of Dance)
Edmund Stripe's Symphony No. 1, Opus 25 (New Zealand School of Dance)
Parrish Maynard's Fractals (New Zealand School of Dance)
Marius Petipa’s Le Corsaire (Royal Winnipeg Ballet School)

Did you know?

Charles can play the bass guitar.
Creativity runs in Charles' family, his sister is a photographer and his brother works in film.