Sherene is an accomplished performing artist, choreographer and arts educator. She specializes in youth development and cultural diplomacy through dance. Sherene served as a San Francisco Arts Commissioner for 12 years, representing the fields of dance and arts education. In 2019, she was appointed by UNESCO’s International Dance Council (CID), as founding President of the UNESCO CID West Chapter, representing the western region of the United States.
From Harvard University, she holds a Master of Arts in Education; she has also earned a Certificate of Ballet Direction Specialty and Choreography from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia, and a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco in Performing Arts and Social Justice, where she received the Dean’s Medal for Excellence in the Arts.
Sherene has performed and choreographed for dance companies at home and in Europe. She has been commissioned to present pieces for the United Nations, European Parliament, the International Red Cross, and PBS. Her work has been recognized by the press nationally in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher, and internationally broadcast.
Having excelled in artistic creation and innovative forms of cultural preservation, Sherene has received a “Certificate of Honor” in recognition of outstanding achievements in the arts from the City and County of San Francisco. She is recognized by the U.S. State Department for “Distinguished Service in Cultural Diplomacy through Dance” and by European Parliament for “merging art and social justice.”
Sherene is fluent in French, Russian, and English.
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