Charlene has trained extensively in Cecchetti method ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary. She is Co-Director of ‘MiCha Entertainment’ based in Toronto.
While living in Europe, she founded and Co-Directed ‘Kinisi Dance Company’ – a jazz contemporary collective that performed across the UK and was comprised of dancers from all over the world (US, UK, Italy, Australia, Scotland, Russia). She also owned ‘diddi dance’ in North London for 6 years, teaching toddler dance classes and running her own business as a franchisee.
While abroad, Charlene danced on the BRIT Awards with Florence and the Machine (choreographed by Sonya Tayeh), and was part of the professional cast in the London Olympic Closing Ceremonies, where she performed with various artists including Annie Lennox, One Direction, Pet Shop Boys, and Royal Ballet Principal Dancer, Darcy Bussell. She has also worked on a number of commercials and music videos.
Charlene has been teaching dance for over 15 years and is certified with Maple Leaf Dance Masters of America, Canadian Dance Teachers’ Association, and the Performing Arts Educators of Canada. She taught regularly at a number of dance colleges throughout the UK, and has been a guest teacher at workshops across Europe and Canada (Spain, England, Ireland, Amsterdam, Vancouver).
Charlene works regularly as an adjudicator and choreographer across Canada. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with future generations of young dancers, through safe and engaging education.
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