sherry lin | dancer
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"Transforming lives in Chicago's West Side."
Sherry is a dancer, dietitian, and wellness coach based in Chicago. She learned to dance at a Taiwanese American summer camp and practiced breakdancing and popping in her cousin's basement growing up. She went on to study nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). During undergrad, she danced with Primo Dance Troupe. After graduation, she became a registered dietitian and food service coordinator at Breakthrough Urban Ministries. She currently dances with Hip Hop ConnXion dance company. Her mission is to help others find their healthy rhythm and by promoting dance, nutrition, faith, and community.
why this cause matters to the artist
Breakthrough Urban Ministries' mission is to partner with those affected by poverty to build connections, develop skills, and open doors of opportunity. In Chicago’s East Garfield Park, where disinvestment has left the neighborhood devoid of opportunity and full of broken dreams, Breakthrough is restoring the broken networks of youth and families and empowering adults in the community to achieve self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty. We do this by offering strategic programming and with the help of many committed partners, plus, a lot of hard work. Breakthrough is in the business of transforming the lives, and it's working! We are honored and blessed to live and work alongside the people of East Garfield Park. We invite you to join us in the process of learning together.
Sherry has served as the Food Service Coordinator of their homeless intervention program over the past four years. She has seen first hand the power of love and compassion in touching the lives of the broken, including her own. Sherry is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Ascension Performing Arts and Breakthrough to continue to be a light in the West Side of Chicago.