Charisma Gallegos
Heels Technique

A San Diego Native, Charisma began her dance training at the age of 3 under Paz Soriano at the Ballet Conservatory in Chula Vista, CA. With a bigger concentration on ballet, she  continued her ballet training in the Vaganova Method under ballet masters, Maxim and Sylvia Tchernychev at San Diego Academy of Ballet and Ballet Theatre from 2006-2013. After graduating high school from the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego, Charisma decided to explore new styles of dance as her passion for dance became stronger. Her repertoire includes: Jazz, Musical Theater, Modern (Hortan), Contemporary, West African, Bollywood, Jazz Funk, Hip Hop, and Heels. Furthering her training in new styles allowed her to find her voice in the world of dance. 

In 2014, Charisma decided to continue her training at Culture shock Dance Center where she fell in love with Hip Hop styles and Jazz Funk. In 2015, she became a member of Culture Shock Dance Troupe and is now a proud CSSD alumna.

Throughout her dance career, Charisma has gained many opportunities to perform professionally in and outside of San Diego. Her most recent work include: SeaWorld San Diego, Cultureshock SD, Jonathan Sison’s Tha Most, with artist Chrystina Sayers, freelance work, and much more.

Charisma finds so much joy in performing and sharing her gifts with people, as her life has always revolved around her passion. Cultureshock  Dance Center has impacted her the most in her dance journey and is thankful for all the mentors, instructors, directors, and friends she has met along the way. 

The best advice she can give to any dancer…Faith it till you make it!