Shereel Washington


About Shereel

Shereel’s dance experience spans 40 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. Shereel also served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco International Arts Festival 2004-2007. 

In addition, Shereel is an herbalist from the California School of Herbal Studies with certificates in Body Systems and Herbal Crafting. She teaches at Scarlet Sage School of Traditional Healing Arts, (SOTHA) and Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium (NCWHS). She operates a home based business, IXALTED Natural Body & Botanicals, in Oakland, CA that specializes in custom crafted plant medicine to support the mind and body. 

Shereel is also a martial artist having studied White Crane Silat Indonesian Kung Fu with Peter Ajemian, Soja Mind Body. She now trains in Shaolin Kung Fu & Qigong under Master Sheldon Callahan, Shaolin Life in Oakland, CA.

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. 

Shereel Washington 

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Speaking Engagements

February 2019

Wise Womb Way Medicine Virtual Symposium

Sept 2018

Do You Walk In Our Shoes? People of Color Talk About Racism-NCWHS, Fall Session



Body Systems & Herbal Medicine Crafting 

California School of Herbal Studies

B.A., Choreography and Performance
San Francisco State University
Dance and Choreography, University of California, Santa Barbara


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