Sharayna Christmas is a dancer, writer, and educator. She has been dancing for over 25 years. Her ballet training began at the Dance Theater of Harlem (DTH) at the age of three. She has performed the works of many choreographers including Ulysses Dove, Robert Garland and Geoffrey Holder. At 16, she participated in theMarie Brook Pan Caribbean Dance Company to perform in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Ms. Christmas accredits her passion for the community to her mother who has been a community activist in New York and New Jersey for over 35 years. In 1998, Ms. Christmas moved to Baltimore to attend Morgan State University where she received her B. S. in Finance. Ms. Christmas was the 2011 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Living Classroom Foundation her work in the community. She also received the “Leading Women” Award from presented by the Daily Record in 2013.