The dance studio has always been home to Carlene, starting with her first ballet class at age four. Throughout her life, she has trained extensively in multiple disciplines including contemporary, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tap and musical theatre.
As a teenager, Carlene was accepted into the Sports Excellence Program at her high school, which allowed her to focus on her dance training and travel to work with established choreographers across Canada and the United States. In that time she attended many competitions at the provincial and national level, receiving multiple awards for performance and choreography. Carlene obtained her first teaching position in 2005 and has led both competitive and recreational programs in jazz, contemporary, ballet, hip hop and theatre. Carlene has always enjoyed sharing her love of dance and is currently completing further certification through the IDTS.
When she is not in the studio, Carlene works as a holistic healthcare practitioner with a focus on nutritional counselling for chronic diseases, injury rehabilitation and athletic performance. While she enjoys working with clients in a clinical setting, she’s particularly passionate about facilitating classes and workshops within the community.
In 2014 Carlene began apprenticing as a Rhythmical Contemporary dancer with Victoria’s own Broken Rhythms dance company and was hired on as a full time company member in 2015. Since becoming a member of Broken Rhythms, Carlene has had many incredible training and performance opportunities including several local show runs, artistic collaborations and touring with the company.
Carlene appreciates any opportunity to share her love of dance and focuses her classes on expressive exploration, technique building and refining each dancer’s own style. She believes that everyone has the innate ability to dance is thrilled to join the infamously supportive community that is Passion and Performance.
Class Schedule for Carlene
|Wednesday December 12||5:45 - 7:00 pm||Jazz Technique 1|
|Wednesday December 12||7:00 - 8:15 pm||Lyrical/Contemporary Level 1|
|Wednesday December 12||8:15 - 9:30 pm||Jazz Technique 2|
|Monday December 17||5:45 - 7:00 pm||Cabaret Jazz 2|
|Monday December 17||7:00 - 8:15 pm||Jazz Technique 3|
|Monday December 17||8:15 - 9:30 pm||Lyrical/Contemporary Level 2|
Events hosted by Carlene