Carlena Britch is a choreographer, movement director and professional dancer hailing from Vancouver, BC Canada. Kicking off her career as a Top 7th finalist on Season 4 of SYTYCD, Carlena went on to dance for artists like Prince, Usher, Chris Brown, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears, Jason Derulo, Ne-Yo, J-Lo and Alicia Keys, and toured worldwide with Justin Bieber.
You can catch Carlena in every season of the Emmy nominated series Lip Sync Battle, as well as in movies like The Prom, Justin Bieber’s Believe, and Damian Chazelle’s upcoming flick, Babylon. As a choreographer, she has worked on commercials for brands like Wendy’s, JC Penny, and Covergirl – to name a few. As a movement director, Carlena has had the pleasure of working with artists like LeAnn Rimes, Ain’t Afraid, Butterfly Ali, Tori Kelly and many more.
When she is not working in film and television, Carlena utilizes her 16+ years of experience in the industry to shape the next wave of professional dancers. Knowing just what it takes to “stand out”, she connects body language and the performance quality needed to dance for 100,000 person stadium audiences and combines it with the intimacy and storytelling of on-camera work within her teaching and mentorship endeavors. Her unique blend of dance styles and narrative expertise showcase in her original choreography and movement direction.
She specializes in hip-hop and the funk styles, with a heavy focus on breakdancing, locking and popping. Carlena focuses a lot of her class time on the history of dance, not only teaching the fundamentals of movement, but also the origination of music, sound and cultural references of specific era’s.
Carlena Britch - Choreography Reel
Carlena Britch - Dance Reel
Class Footage - Candles in the Sun
Class Footage - Video Girl
Class Footage - B*tch Betta Have My Money