Angie Bunch

Angie Bunch has been in the dance world for over 45 years. She is the founder and president of the Culture Shock Dance Troupes, Inc. founded in 1993, here in San Diego. Culture Shock, a nonprofit professional Hip Hop dance company and youth outreach program has companies in Los Angeles, Oakland, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Washington DC. International companies are in Ottawa and Toronto, Canada.  Bunch is a member of the newly founded (2017) Culture Shock International Foundation, an entity created to support and develop new and existing Culture Shock Companies.

Angie taught dance at San Diego Mesa Community College for 25 years.

Angie is a former NIKE dance/fitness pro and had a 12 year relationship with NIKE, teaching and presenting dance/fitness programs all over the world.

Angie operated her own studio, the Culture Shock Training Academy from 1998 through 2001. That studio brought dance enthusiasts from all over the world to train with the Culture Shock dancers. Located at the Naval Training Center in Point Loma, the Academy closed its doors in order for Liberty Station to be born.  Formerly known as Bldg. 271, it is now the home of High Tech High Elementary School!  Leaving Culture Shock San Diego homeless, Bunch and friend (and Broadway performer), Joseph Savant, opened Culture Shock Dance Center in 2003 – present!  The Dance Center has become an iconic home to Hip Hop and Urban Street Dance Styles, noteworthy for the incredible Graffiti Artwork displayed throughout the 2 levels and 5 studio spaces!

Angie is recognized both nationally and internationally in the dance and fitness world. She taught world wide for various events such as ECA and IDEA World. She has been profiled in Dance Magazine and Dance Spirit Magazine. She has received numerous local and national awards for her contributions to dance. Her students are performing professionally on film, television and abroad.

Angie’s latest passion is Directing ‘A CULTURE SHOCK NUTCRACKER’, A Pop-Culture Holiday Theatrical.  In it’s 5th year, Bunch and her DreamTeam of fellow dance, theatre and tech specialists bring a constantly evolving and changing production each year!  The team is in planning stages for a touring production as well, stay tuned!