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Sherri has been a student of dance since the age of five with diverse experience ranging from ballet to gymnastics, jazz to modern. Her passion for Middle Eastern dance began in 1999 when she began studying with the internationally celebrated Heather Stants, director of the influential Urban Tribal Dance Company. She soon became a full member performing with the company regularly at private events and bellydance festivals across the US.

Sherri is distinguishable in her unique serpentine stylization, an interpretation that stylistically embodies something close to bellydance infused with contortionism. She is also an extremely versatile dancer and can morph from one extreme physical state to the next in an instant.

In addition to performing as a soloist, Sherri finds creative inspiration in collaboration with other dance companies. Her dedication, professionalism, and superb artistry has earned her a principal role with Los Angeles based Desert Sin a critically celebrated experimental bellydance theatre company with a cult-like following and most recently Elysium Dance Theatre under the direction of Elayssa, Desert Sin co-director. 

Prior to her (now healed) back injury, Sherri's latest professional coup was a coveted position as the newest tribal member of a well-known internationally touring bellydance company. Sidelined from the tour in recovery, Sherri decided to start her own performance company and costuming line (coming soon), Cherchez La Femme, a nickname given to her as a child by her late father.

Having relocated to Los Angeles in 2005, Sherri continues to study dance in various incarnations and teaches weekly tribal fusion dance classes at Dance Garden LA. Sherri performs internationally and has been featured in several internationally distributed DVDs the latest of which is a tribal fusion performance DVD filmed in a theatrical venue in front of a live audience called Tales of Desire released through Hollywood Music Center.

When she is not working on the latest Cherchez La Femme or Elysium project, Sherri can be found performing as Slither with The Living Garden , or with the mini luchador wrestlers at Lucha Va Voom.

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