Charlene has trained in numerous dance genres including: Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Contemporary, Modern, Hip-Hop, Tap, Pointe, Musical Interpretation, Contact Improvisation, Partnering, African, Salsa, Ballroom, Latin and many others. Additionally, she has completed all Royal Academy of Dance graded and vocational exams. She has had many opportunities to perform for her community not only as a dancer, but as a choreographer and dance instructor. Whilst still a teenager she landed gigs such as: Pacific National Exhibition for 2 years, dancer for artist Teresa Louis, and 2010 Olympic Emblem Revealing Ceremonies. Charlene was awarded with the title of B.C.’s Provincial Representative for 2 Consecutive years, both resulting in Runner Up in B.C.’s Provincials.
Charlene’s dedication and love for dance rewarded her with her first professional job just shy two weeks out of High School. Charlene ventured off to work with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines at the young age of 18, and spent the next two years traveling the World. She has also worked with Holland America Cruise Lines, completing two years of contract, and was honoured with the role of Dance Captain. After dabbling in the creative side of dance, Charlene became a production assistant and choreographer for Stiletto Entertainment. She was then inspired to move to New York City to train with the best of the best, and expand her education in dance. NYC opened up a whole new life in the dance world, and this is where Charlene broke into the world of Ballroom, and Latin dance. Whilst digging into this new training, Charlene also continued to study hard in her true passion of Lyrical and Contemporary dance, and of course every other style that was available. Charlene has had some of the Worlds top training from teachers that are constantly sought after, and the world’s top Choreographers such as: Stacey Tookey, Mia Michaels, Maria Torres, Blake McGrath, Luther Brown, Jean-Marc Genereux, Sergio Trujillo, Danny Arbour, Gustavo Vargas, ShowTyme, Melissa Williams, Bill T. Jones, Christiana Woodard, and the staff of Alvin Ailey to name a few.