Charles Slender is the Artistic Director of FACT/SF. He began his career with Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia, and has worked as a dance artist throughout North America, Europe, Russia, Hong Kong and Australia. Slender-White is one of 28 Countertechnique Teachers worldwide. In addition to extensive studies with Anouk van Dijk, he spent a year in mentorship with Elizabeth Streb via CHIME Across Borders at the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab. Slender-White completed his undergraduate degrees in Dance & Performance Studies and English Literature at UC Berkeley.