Charlique C. Rolle (she/her) (Movement Coordinator) is an arts administrator, performing artist, choreographer, director, curator, writer, and producer. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Congo Square Theatre and the National Associate Competition Director of the August Wilson New Voices Competitions.
A Bahamas native, Rolle moved to Chicago to continue her pursuit of supporting arts-based organizations administratively, teaching, and creating performance-based work professionally. Her work has been featured nationally and internationally. She is passionate about seeing the arts thrive, developing artists, ensuring that Black stories are unapologetically and authentically told through our lenses, and ensuring equity in the arts for Black and BIPOC artists. Her personal mission is to build, equip, and develop artists to walk in the fullness of their crafts, to create works that catalyze healing, freedom, and transformation, and to provide resources and structure for artists and organizations that will breed creative freedom, sustainability, and longevity.
Rolle is President-Elect of the African American Arts Alliance and the League of Chicago Theatres as an Executive Committee member. She is a member of the Lincoln College Theatre Advisory Board, Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Chicago African Americans in Philanthropym and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.