Charlotte was born in Washington, D.C. and shortly thereafter moved to Northern Virginia where she began the study of classical ballet under Barbara Harding. Her studies then took her to Fairfax Ballet Company with Thomas Russell, and the McLean Ballet Company with Molly Vick, Edward Caton, Leon Folkine, Robert Davis, and Eugene Collins. She also studied at the Virginia Ballet Company with Oleg Tupine and Tatiana Rousseau. She then went on to study and perform with the National Ballet of Washington, D.C., under Frederick Franklin and Ben Stevenson. While there, she had the chance to work with Kirk Petersen, Ivan Nagy, Michelle Lees, Edward Villella, Marilyn Burr, among many others.
After moving to the Annapolis, Maryland area, she became a founding member and dancer with the Ballet Theatre of Annapolis, now Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Maryland’s only professional ballet company. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Edward Stewart, she had the opportunity to perform many roles including the DewDrop Fairy and Mother Gigone in the Nutcracker, and created such roles as the lead Temptress in 11th Commandment, Mercedes in Carmen, and the mother in Three Faces of Eve. Other roles include the Queen in Sleeping Beauty and the nurse in Romeo and Juliet. There she had the chance to work with Janice Barringer, Ethel Ennis, Anton Wilson, Wally Saunders, Stephanie Powell, and Peter Anastos.
As well as performing with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, she taught at the Ballet Theatre of Maryland School for 13 years. She taught students ages 2 to 72, levels including Creative Movement through Professional. She has had instruction in the Cecchetti style under the tutelage of Valerie Deakin and Cherry Dowling. In 2002, she received certification in the Vaganova style through direct study with John White and Caryl Maxwell. Charlotte’s students have gone on to careers with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Boston Ballet II, Washington Ballet, Princeton Ballet, Houston Ballet, Nevada Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, as well as the Ballet Theatre of Maryland.
She worked as Ballet Mistress and Rehearsal Assistant for the Ballet Theatre of Maryland under the direction of the founding Artistic Director, Edward Stewart. She served as Director of the BTM Performance Workshop outreach program, whose purpose was to train dancers in the art of performing. Her other duties for BTM included Stage Manager for several of the School performances. She has worked as Artistic Director for several of the annual School performances and as School Administrator. She made costumes and helped build sets. She also worked as Executive Administrative Assistant for three years with the current BTM Artistic Director, Dianna Cuatto.