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Jahnavi Sheriff is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer from Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts, Chennai. After completing her diploma in Dance, she trained for a year at the Broadway Dance Center, New York, where she graduated receiving the outstanding student award (2014). During her time in New York she fell in love with Dancehall and also had the opportunity to work with Kalamandir Dance Company there and was a part of the Urban Dance league .  Upon her return to India she started spreading her love for this particular dance form all over the country.  She travels extensively across India to teach dancehall  including Terence Lewis Academy, The Danceworx, and The Wooden Stage and for brands like Casa Bacardi etc. She has performed and choreographed for artists like Nucleya and Reggae Rajahs at music festivals like NH7 Weekender, Royal Enfield Rider Mania and Goa Sunsplash, Naezy : Maghreb Album Launch, and also featured in Ritviz Music video Chalo Chalein, Fevikwik by General Zooz.  She has also choreographed and featured in the music videos: Indian Wine by General Zooz and Sureal, and Bam Bam by Sureal, Mumbai Gyal Music Video - General Zooz. 

In 2017, She did a brief residency with Astad Deboo, for the Project Collisions. In 2018, she along with General Zooz appeared on stage at the world's largest reggae festival, Rototom Sunsplash in Spain. She is the founder of Smash Dem Crew, a strictly dancehall crew that’s instrumental in organising workshops with artists from Jamaica to promote and spread the love of authentic dancehall in India.   She frequently participates in Dancehall workshops and competitions Internationally to grow and polish her skills. She was the first runner up in Asia's Dancehall Queen Competition (Taiwan) 2018! 


Jahnavi Sheriff started her yoga journey at the age of 11 when her mother, yoga teacher Shameem Akthar, enrolled her into a Sivananda Ashram Kids Camp in Kerala. She was immediately struck by the simplicity of ashram life and started discovering that practicing yoga made her feel good in the body, mind and soul. Since then, she has gone on to become certified by Sivananda Ashram (Uttarkashi) and Indea Yoga (Mysore) as a yoga teacher. Having been immersed in yoga from an early age and having ardently studied different schools of Yoga, Jahnavi has developed her own unique style of teaching. She conducts each class based on the specific needs of the student, whether it’s a personal session or a group workshop. Jahnavi has travelled around the country teaching yoga at fitness camps and music festivals like Ignite (Shillong) and Goa Sunsplash, to name a few. In 2019, Jahnavi was invited by TedX to give a talk which she titled , Fitness is a State of Mind. As a professional dancer, trained at Kalakshetra College of Fine Arts and BroadWay Dance Center, NYC, Jahnavi has also created a Yoga for Dancers program which has been very popular with the dance community in India. She is based in Mumbai where she currently teaches personal and group classes and online classes. 


As an actor Jahnavi has completed her 1 month film and theatre acting course from Actor prepares ny Anupam Kher. Since the year 2015 he has been seen on commercials and hoardings across India  for Fila, Zelocity, Himalaya Neem Face Wash, Being Human, Hp Laptops, Hotstar Superhero IPL ad, Amul Milk, Flipkart, Ebay world Music Day, 2go FItness, Kotak Mahindra Home Loans, Fab India Ekees Campaign etc.

Dance, Yoga and brand campaigns 

Visiting Faculty @
Terence Lewis Academy, 
The Wooden Stage
The Danceworx,
The World Dance Center(2015) 

Workshops at: 



IDF Kolkatta

Happy Hour dance place - HYDERABAD

Urban dance week (PUNE) 


Urbanation season 2 (Bangalore )

Jaipur at MISPA & YIDP 

GUIDANCE TOUR(Delhi and mumbai) 

Artist league (Multi City)
Ignite, Shillong

Dancers Camp, Nagpur

Dance Together Camp( Multi City)

Dancehall Orginals, Kolkatta 

And travelled to many more cities ! 

U.S consulate

Goa Sunsplash
Ignite- Winter Camp
The Wooden Stage 

Danceworx (PDCP)

Yoga For Dancer Series

Yoga Day Ig class for Dr.Vaidya 

Krack Cream commercial onset instructor

Yogasm - Fevertube 

International yoga day Ig class for dr.vaidya page.

International Yoga day class for biba Ig.

3months cult icon for cult fit.

Online group sessions

Casa Bacardi : Bombay and Bangalore

Casa bacardi NH7 weekedn virtual

Casa Bacardi Vistual Island

Breezer Vivid School of Shuffle

Cult Icon


Boat Nirvana




Adidas : Watch Us move

Bacardi : #congafeatyou

Casa Bacardi : Virtual

Bumble : Reconnect Virtual Workshop

Puma Campaigns

Choreographies and perfomrances


*Nucleya :  NH7 Weekender 2016,

*Reggae Rajahs: Royal Enfield Rider Mania 

Goa Sunsplash: LMK, Reggae Rajahs & Smash Dem Crew Showcase

Rototom Sunsplash 2018 with General Zooz

*Naezy : Maghreb Album Launch


 *Indian Wine by General Zooz and Sureal

 *Bam Bam by Sureal

*Mumbai Gyal  - General Zooz 

*Entourage - Leslie Lewis and Omar Gooding

*Fevikwik - General Zooz (Appearance)

*Chalo Chalein - Ritviz (Appearance)

*Punjabi Girl - Apache Indian (Appearance)

*Thandi Hawa - Ritviz ( Appearance)


Fila, Zelocity, Himalaya Neem Face Wash, Being Human, Hp Laptops, Hotstar Superhero IPL ad, Amul Milk, Flipkart, Ebay world Music Day, 2go FItness just to name a few! 

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