Sharayna Christmas | Program Director

Sharayna Christmas is a self starter, social entrepreneur, creative and producer. Over the last 15 years she has served in many capacities – performer, creative director, facilitator, collaborator, etc – bringing individuals and organizations together to develop and sustain ecosystems that support creatives and the communities they live in and serve. She has been fearless and audacious in creating opportunities, like the one her mother and the Dance Theater of Harlem created for her in ballet, through a nonprofit she founded in 2004, Muse 360 Arts. While leading Muse 360 Arts, Sharayna developed, served and changed the lives of over 500 youth and their families annually, taking over 60 youth to study arts and culture abroad in eight countries, and partnering with dozens of artists and institutions to maximize resources for our community. Muse 360 Arts was recognized by Baltimore Magazine as one of the best arts institutions for youth.

Sharayna was the 2011 recipient of the Rising Star Award from the Living Classroom Foundation for her work in the community and received the Leading Women 40 Under 40 Award from The Daily Record in 2013. She is the 2015 recipient of the New York Women’s Auxiliary Excellence Award and  is a 2016 graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee LEADership Program. Currently, Sharayna Co-Chairs the Urban Arts Leadership Program and serves as a board member of both the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and the Bromo Arts District. Sharayna holds a B.S. in Finance from Morgan State University