Sharmayne has a passion, intensity, and unique style that shines through each time she teaches and performs. She began dancing with a competition dance/cheer squad at the age of nine, which continued into high school. She began choreographing the half-time shows for her squads at age 14, and her choreography has even won gold (Junior Varsity) and silver (Varsity) medals for the Cheerleaders of America national competition. Sharmayne earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Bowling Green State University. While at BGSU, she also minored in dance and received training in ballet, jazz, and Graham, Horton, and Dunham techniques. She is a self-taught hip hop dancer/choreographer. Sharmayne enhanced her hip hop skills at BGSU by starting her own hip-hop dance team. After graduation, Ms. Sharmayne earned Master of Education degrees from Kent State University and Cleveland State University.
Sharmayne now teaches at studios in the Greater Cleveland area, and her choreography continued to win awards at local and national competitions (i.e. Dance Educators of America, Showstopper, etc.). Sharmayne is also the advisor of the dance department at her alma mater, Shaker Heights High School. She continues to study dance, and even takes master classes from members of the world-renowned faculty at Broadway Dance Center in New York City.
She has also launched Mayne Attraction Choreography, which features videos of dancers executing her choreography on her YouTube channel (MayneAttraction01). The company has evolved into her own studio, Mayne Attraction Performing Arts Center (MAPAC), in Beachwood, OH. At MAPAC, Sharmayne offers ballet, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop classes at the junior (ages 5-8), tween (ages 9-13), and teen (ages 14+) age levels