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Sherema A . Fleming, RN

Founder/Executive Director

Cultured Movement was founded by Sherema Alicia Fleming, a Bronx, New York native and Registered Nurse who believes that health, fitness and wellness are essential to holistic living.  Sherema fell in love with dance when her mother enrolled her in a dance program at the age of 4; one of her highlights include dancing for sick children at Harlem Hospital. When the community dance program ended shortly after and her parents were unable to afford dance classes, Sherema became a self-taught Hip Hop dancer and vowed to open a low cost dance studio for youth. In 2009 the vision of Cultured Movement came to fruition, offering dance fitness classes for women and in 2013 extended to its nonprofit subsidiary, Cultured Movement Youth, offering free and subsidized dance classes to youth in the 5 boroughs. Sherema has spent the past 22 years honing her Hip Hop dance skills by performing and training in New York City and Los Angeles, along with encouraging others to have a higher consciousness of dance as an art form. 

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Leah Tubbs

Ballet & Modern

Dance Instructor

Leah Tubbs, a Birmingham, Alabama native & Harlem resident, studied dance at Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA) and the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She has performed with various dance companies in Alabama, Ohio, California, Texas, and New York. She has worked for public, private, and charter schools, as well as non-profit organizations as a teaching artist for fifteen years. Leah and her husband, Shaun, established MODArts Dance Collective (MADC) in 2011 to give a voice to the underrepresented and often silenced communities of color to create more empathy and compassion in our world. The mission of MADC is to utilize movement as the catalyst to increase diversity and gender equality to audiences and communities nationwide.

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Serenity Thompson
Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop & AfroBeats

Serenity Thompson, a Harlem native, trained at Harlem School of the Arts and went on to train at the Alvin Ailey Extension program at the tender age of 13.  Serenity has continued dancing with her High School Dance Program, The Beacon Dance Company, where she continues to excel in dance during her matriculation.  Serenity continues to display her exceptional dance talent while Co-Instructing Ballet, Modern and Hip Hop dance classes with Cultured Movement.  Her versatility and mastery of various dance genres is an asset to the youth that she serves. 

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