Carlena is a 3 time scholarship recipient from Monsters of Hip Hop, & has battled in both hip hop & locking all over North America world, making the top 20 at the Hip Hop Internationals 2010 in Las Vegas.
Carlena’s credits include appearing as a lead dancer in Disney’s Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, Michael Buble in his “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” music video, Heatwave’s “Bad Girl” music video, & YTV Star Victoria Duffield’s “Shut Up & Dance” music video choreographed by Luther Brown.
Carlena started dancing when she was 9 years old. She took hip hop dance at her elementary school and wanted to keep dancing so she started a dance crew in her elementary school and entered her group in a local dance festival. She then expanded her dance skills in high school such as ballet, African Jazz, belly dancing, yoga and other styles. In 2009 she was a dancer in Disney’s Camp Rock 2 (The Final Jam) with the Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato. She also was in a Michael Buble video and other performances. She believes in staying the course and following your dreams.
In 2010, Carlena choreographed & performed for Coca Cola during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Carlena’s is a lead actress & dancer in the upcoming feature Nickelodeon film, Rags. She also appeared on ‘The Voice’ as a back up dancer for Justin Bieber when he sang his “Boyfriend” song. Carlena is currently on tour with Justin Bieber as a dancer.
Carlena’s was the final hip hop dancer remaining in the top 14 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Carlena has danced & choreographed for professional crews such as the Vancity Lockers, Stonefoxx, & Diamonds in the Rough.
Carlena is on tour with Justin Bieber (Believe World Tour) for 2013. This was the interview she did before moving to L.A. in preparation for the world tour.
She previously traveled through Europe choreographing, teaching & assisting choreographer Brian Puspos from ABDC’s Season 2: SoReal Cru. She trained with SOULdiers, at Millenium, Edge & Debbie Reynolds dance studios in Los Angeles, The Connection Dance Center in Seattle, OIP Dance Centre in Toronto, Roc Da House in Montreal, & Harbour Dance Center in Vancouver. Catch Carlena on the Believe Tour 2013 at a venue near you! Learn some basics to help you get started with hip hop dance from Carlena on HipHopCrusher.com.