Charles Linehan, artistic director of the company that bares his name trained at the Rambert Academy before going on to work with contemporary companies throughout Europe. Returning to the UK in 1994 he established his own company. He was Choreographer-in-Residence at The Place Theatre from 1996-1998 and won The Jerwood Award for Choreography 1998-1999 as well as winning awards from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, The Robin Howard Foundation and The Rodin Fund. Charles Linehan Company has received commissions from The Royal Festival Hall, Dance Umbrella and The Place Theatre, along with international commissions supported by The British Council. In 2002 und 2003 the company toured in France, Estonia, Finland, Switzerland, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Greece and Croatia. Recently Linehan's duet "Grand Junction" was nominated for the Canadian "Dora Mavor Moore Award" in the category "outstanding new choreography".