Shereel Washington

Shereel Washington is a certified herbalist, professional dancer, instructor and choreographer, and martial artist. She is a progressive student at the California School of Herbal Studies with certificates in Body Systems and Herbal Crafting.  She also operates a home based business, IXALTED Natural Body & Botanicals, in Oakland, CA.

Shereel’s dance experience spans 38 years of training, performance, and choreography in a wide range of dance styles and traditions such as: modern, ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, traditional Congolese & Senegalese, African Diasporic Genres, and Hula. She teaches and performs throughout the U.S. and Hawai’I, having won critical accolades for major performances in the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. She has also been recognized as a pioneer in the Christian & Praise Dance genres.

Shereel co-founded IXALT in 2003, a performing arts organization whose motto is ‘sharing the Arts, sharing The Gospel’, through Dance, Music, Song, and Spoken Word  In 2005 she co-founded The Black Choreographers Festival. In 2006, she co-curated the Choreo-Fest at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in San Francisco. From 2004-2007, Shereel served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco International Arts Festival

Shereel is also a student of White Crane Silat Indonesian style Kung Fu under Peter Ajemian at Soja Mind Body where she also serves as a trainer and dance instructor. Over the past two years she has developed a successful introductory martial arts curriculum for young children called “Martial Arts Kids Play (MAKP),” which has been taught at various after school programs in the Bay Area.

Shereel is on a mission to pursue the possibilities, with each talent she develops and discovers, to be a positive change agent in the lives of people.

2018 Session 3

  1. Integrated Body Rhythm & Motion (PAN AFRICAN DANCE) 2 Sessions
  2. Shereel will be on the WOC Panel

2018 Session 1

  1. Integrated Body Rhythm & Motion (PAN AFRICAN DANCE) 2 Sessions