Charlotte Leadbeater is a fine artist who graduated from Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, London in 1967. Between 2000 and 2006 she worked as an executive director of the Russian ballet company, Swansea's Ballet Russe.
She exhibits nationally and internationally and is on file with the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She exhibited at the Vaganova Ballet Academy at St Petersburg in 1999, and at the Necrasov Museum for the 2003 St Petersburg celebrations.
As chairman of the Ballet Russe Charitable Trust she helped set up an effective artists' network of dance and art workshops with the ballet company, including some for students of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. These have been featured on HTV and BBC2.
She also set up a group exhibition, travelling Wales-wide, of Russian and Welsh Contemporay artists together with Russian ballet memorabilia (including Anna Pavlova's necklace and Nicholas Legat's artifacts and drawings).
She has been involved in art education for thirty years, lecturing part-time in Swansea Institute of Higher Education and was Head of Art for many years in Christ College Brecon.
She now works part time with Swansea University running accredited adult education art classes. She lectures to art groups nationally, as well as running courses and workshops. She is artist in residence at Abergwili Primary School (her pupils' work can be seen on the Urdd Eisteddfod website) and is a founder member of the King Street Gallery co-operative in Carmarthen.