Charlene is a well-known and respected influence in the Latin dance scene, and has been maintaining a hectic schedule as an international freelance dancer, teacher, choreographer, performer and role model for audiences and students around the world. Charlene utilizes the extensive training she received as a Dance Major at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington to provide the highest level of training and expertise for her students and followers. She also founded and directs her own performance groups along the West Coast, which provides performance opportunities and dance skills to salsa aficionados from the Amateur to Professional level. Some of Charlene’s accomplishments include 2011 Golden Salsa Award for “Best Female Salsa Dancer”, 5X World Salsa Champion, Semi-Finalist on FOX’s “So You Think You Can Dance” and NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”. Charlene now resides in Los Angeles, CA where she continues to pursue her passion for the arts, and she has added to her credits a sizable list of films, television programs, music videos, commercials, modeling campaigns, and theater productions. She has co-choreographed for such prestigious shows as “Dancing with the Stars”, and worked with top choreographers such as Napoleon and Tabitha. Her goal with her art is to inspire and empower people of all walks of life to follow their passions, and make their dreams into reality.