Helping people recreate their lives in Love!
Over twenty years ago, Reverend Nafisa Sharriff, Meditation Master, Interfaith Minister and teacher of Spiritual Tools for Transformation encountered the teachings of the Brotherhood of Light. These channeled teachings unleashed a longing within her heart, causing her to embark upon an intense course of spiritual study, Self-discovery and total transformation.
Her journey lead her to the temples of ancient Kemet , a six week intense course of study in a gurukula in an ashram in Ganeshpuri, India and the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York City, where she was ordained as an Interfaith Minister.
Integrating the unique blend of her spiritual experiences, Reverend Sharriff founded Entering the Holy of Holies, An Institute of Learning and Healing, Inc., where she facilitates a Rite of Passage program for women and conducts workshops, classes and retreats in meditation, stress management, inner healing and Spiritual Tools for Transformation.
Professional Dance Career:
Dance like nobody is watching!
Beyond her spiritual career, Reverend Sharriff is a masterful instructor of traditional West African folklore from the Old Malian Empire. Over the course of her illustrious dance career, Reverend Sharriff has been the recipient of the 1996 Ethnic Dance Award and numerous community service commemorations. She has performed with Stevie Wonder, Spike Lee, TC Carson, The Chuck Davis Dance Company and The Kairaba West African Dance Company. She can also be seen in numerous music videos with artists such as Anita Baker, Kool Moe Dee & Angelique Kidjo. Reverend Sharriff’s theatrical credits for choreography include the Obie Award winning play, “Blown Sideways Through Life,” “Spiritual Journey” (Apollo/EST) & “A Joyful Noise” starring Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston and Leon Thomas. Her television credits include performances on the Richard Pryor Show, Dance Black America and Positively Black. In addition, she choreographed, “Cantos Latinos,” starring Eddie Palmieri and Los Hovenes del Barrio for PBS channel 13.
Currently, she teaches a free traditional west african dance class at Countee Cullen Community Center in Harlem, where everyone is welcomed into her family of Love!