Sheryl Murakami has been dancing and performing
since the age of 5. She is a Los Angeles native who has trained
extensively in classical ballet while also studying tap, jazz and later
branching out into hip hop and salsa.
As one of the
NYC’s most respected choreographers, Miss Murakami received a VMA award
in 2011 for “Best Choreography” in a music video for Beyonce “Who Run
Sheryl has choreographed 3 music videos for Beyonce
including: "EGO", “Who Run The World (Girls)”, and “Dance For You”. She
is also credited as co-directing with Beyonce for ”EGO” music video.
Other choreography credits include: Girl Group GRL, “Lets Talk About
Love” ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars”, Interscope’s Kat Graham “Put
your Graffiti On Me” music video, KPOP Sensation 2NE1 “I love you”,
Mercury Music’s UK pop star Pixie Lott’s video “What Are You Waiting
For”, and Tawain’s Jolin Tsai just to name a few.
Additional credits include national commercials for Maybelline,
industrials for AXE, Maxim, Puma, and Heineken.
Sheryl has created
her own unique style of dance. It is culmination of many years of hard
work and knowing what really works. Her strong athletic technique fuses
jazz-funk, rock and current pop. Sheryl's signature style and lines
capture the strength of feminine sexuality. Her expertise in all forms
of dance have enabled her to guest teach and choreograph nationally and
internationally. Miss Murakami can currently be found teaching at the
world renowned Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and The Edge in
Sheryl currently resides in LA