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Jerryl Sharif

Little InSpirations & InSpira EXP Hip Hop InStructor

Known for his cool, calm, and collective attitude, Jerryl “Butta” Sharif is no

stranger to the dance community. Jerryl, is an energetic, creative and a confident dancer/choreographer who has a successful track record of improving student’s knowledge and understanding of music as well as dance. Jerryl has experience of teaching all age groups and not only fully understands the needs of students, but

also has the ability to quickly engage with them. During his career, he has taught in private dance schools, elementary/middle schools, high schools, colleges, adult education centers, and numerous workshops as well. He is a self-taught dancer who has experience of teaching hip-hop, poppin, locking and house dance.

Along with InSpira Performing Arts Academy, he has had several years of

experience working with various dance companies including Dance Warrior, East Orange School District, Epitome of Soul, SMAPA, NJPAC, Grooves Unlimited,

Studio 426, Newark Public Schools, Soul 2 Sole University, and Kean University Dance Team just to name a few. Jerryl was the lead choreographer/music editor for his dance group EnVy. The success and consistency of his passion has given him the opportunity to be seen on America’s Best Dance Crew, Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Wild out Wednesdays and various other venues across the country. Jerryl “Butta” Sharif is a great teacher, motivator and makes everyone feel comfortable no matter their dance skill level. When asked about how his teaching style, he often says “I teach in colors” and explains how those equate to the feels of the music and the connects to a persons emotions. His main objective is for a person to learn something each and every time they take one of his classes and of course have a fun experience all while doing it. Anyone who takes his class is guaranteed to leave with confidence, a better understanding of music, and will be looking forward to the next class.

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