Charlene Tedrow When: , Where: Cost: Type: Charlene Tedrow is a proud Samoan who expresses her culture and creativity through dance. Dance, in particular the siva Samoa, was an important part of her upbringing. Today, her dancing gives her the opportunity to share, educate, and create with others who also appreciate the art form. Charlene is a third-year student at Auckland University finishing a performing arts degree, majoring in dance. She is also a dancer and director for the professional Polynesian contemporary dance group Pacific Xpressions.