Sherine's passion for Bellydance stems from her Middle Eastern heritage, primarily influenced by her Arabic vocalist mother. She is an award-winning dancer, crowned 1st place winner of the internationally acclaimed Miami Bellydance Convention of 2013 (professional category), as well as placing in the "Queen" professional category of NYCairo Raks Festival competition in 2014, as the "second place runner-up", judged by internationally acclaimed master teachers (including native Egyptians). Sherine was born and raised in New York City, surrounded by classic, and contemporary, Egyptian style music, as well as being influenced by a variety of musical/dance styles. Sherine is a proud dance member of New York's Arabic music and dance ensemble, Zikrayat. Sherine had the honor of dancing with the highly acclaimed music group, Alabina, for several concerts in New York City and Atlantic City. Sherine danced at a celebrity event for Mary J. Blige's 40th birthday bash, including a high profile audience, featuring Beyonce, Jay Z, Russell Simmons, Anita Baker, among others. She has performed with NY's theatrical world fusion contemporary dance company, The Dalia Carella Dance Collective. Sherine was one of the principal dancers in an off-Broadway show, Jehan Kamal's Goddessdance. Dancing to Arabic music since she can remember, Sherine began her formal study of Middle Eastern dance in 1998, continuing her training in workshops taught by master teachers with international merit. She holds a BA from Hunter College, majoring in Dance. She also studied Ballroom for 5 years, as well as various dance forms. Sherine was hired as a choreographer/dancer by Atlantic Records/Caliente Records for Latin pop singer Luisa Payan (1999). Sherine's theatrical credits include:
The Copa Cabana, South Street Seaport, Pearl Theater, The Kaye Playhouse, The Tropicana (Atlantic City), Galapagos Art Space, Dance New Amsterdam, Laguardia Performing Arts. Her dancing has been broadcasted on FOX 5, NY1, BET, and Univision, as well as a music video. She has also danced at many catering halls, festivals, and schools.
Sherine teaches private and semi-private lessons, as well as substitute teaching for top-notch dancers in NYC.
Sherine will enhance your special occasion with elegance, sensuality, and soul! Her sensational family-oriented, classic Bellydance shows are approximately 30 minutes, featuring mesmerizing props such as, Isis Wings, Tray of Candles, Silk Veil, Fan Veil, Folkloric Cane (Asaya), and Spanish Fan. Finger Cymbals are included in the show as musical accompaniment to create a lively show. A drummer, Middle Eastern band, and additional dancers may be provided upon request.