Dancing and music means so many things to Sherley. It is a place where she can reflect, express herself, and explore her boundaries. Dancing has always been her passion since early childhood, as she has been dancing since she was in elementary school at St. Jerome's Catholic school in Brooklyn, NY with friend and Zetwal co-founder Linda right beside her. In addition to Haitian Folkloric, Zouk, and Soukous dances, Sherley also has formal training in Modern Dance and several African styles of dance. Sherley attended York College along with Linda, and Sherlly, another Zetwal group member. Sherley says "This group is like a second home to me. We are all so comfortable with each other. We know each other’s strengths and weakness and because of this awareness, we have matured into young ladies and grown as professional dancers "Les Zetwal!"
Linda Pierre-Louis Elyse
Linda says, "I've always had the desire to dance; dancing brings me so much joy and pleasure." Linda first started dancing at the age of 6. She met Zetwal co-founder Sherley St. Forte at St. Jerome elementary school in Brooklyn, NY and the two created a dance group and have been dancing together ever since. Linda first visited Haiti in 2003 and was even more inspired to represent Haitian folkloric dance, music, and her ancestors. Linda and Sherley have led La Troupe Zetwal to great accomplishments and continue to train and recruit new dancers. In addition to Haitian Folkloric, Zouk, and Soukous, Linda has formal training in Tap Dance, Ballet, Jazz, and Modern Dance.