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 industry’s most respected choreographers, Miss Murakami received a VMA
award in 2011 for “Best Choreography” in a music video for Beyonce “Who
Run The World”.
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: 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”, Chris
Willis, Curb Records Kaci Battaglia “Crazy” music video, JIVE Records
artist Livvy Franc “Now I’m that Bitch”, and her “Automatic “music
video, EMI recording artist Jolin Tsai.
Additional credits include national commercials for Maybelline,
industrials for AXE, Maxim, Puma, Heineken, X Box, Lollapalooza, and
guest choreographer for the NJ Nets and NYC Knicks Dancers.
Miss Murakami also directs her NYC based jazz-funk-rock based dance
company T(H)RASH. An elite group of female dancers, T(H)RASH is "An
uncensored unapologetic celebration of a woman’s strength, humor and
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 pop. Sheryl's signature
style captures 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 world renowned Broadway Dance Center in New York City and
Edge in LA.
Sheryl currently lives in NYC and LA.