Cheryl Lewis * professional stunt performer/martial artist/action design/
dancer/actor/aerialist/puppeteer / Visual Storyteller
...is a unique, multi-discipline performer on the stage and screen, member of SAG-AFTRA/AEA/AGVA/AGMA. She is a stunt performer, martial artist, fight choreographer, action designer, actor, dancer, circus aerialist and puppeteer.
Cheryl's background and training started in varsity sports (volleyball, softball, cheer-leading & gymnastic). She transitioned into becoming a professional dancer and circus aerialist, performing all over the USA, in Thailand, Dubai and Osaka, Japan. Because of her desire to learn and master new skills, Cheryl has performed in everything from: dancing at The Metropolitan Opera, originating the character of Inamorata in The MET's production of Benvenuto Cellini; dancing & choreographing the spanish-web routine in Barnum; performing as an aerialist/in-line skater/tumbler/stunt performer at Disney's Animal Kingdom stage show Tarzan Rocks; the role of Kat in the Off-Broadway show Censored!!; as Robin Starveling in A Midsummer Night's Dream; dancer/gymnast in Cirque Ingenieux; puppeteer and dancer for Poko Puppets.
Upon the recommendation from a few Cirque du Soile performers, Cheryl found herself performing for over a year in Osaka, Japan as an aerialist/dancer/stunt performer at Universal Studios Japan. Cheryl was one of only five American aerialists (and the only female given a double track to perform) cast in the show that had over 100 performers from around the world. While in Japan, Cheryl put her free time to good use by training in Kendo, Wushu & climbing Mt. Fuji.
Cheryl has a B.A. in Communication (film production & studies). She is also a martial artist with training in Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Kendo. All her training and skill sets made the transition into stunts and action design a natural one. Cheryl has worked in film & television as an actor, stunt performer/stunt double, fight choreographer and action designer. Some of Cheryl’s work include: Taraji P. Henson’s stunt double in Proud Mary; Alfred Woodard’s stunt double on Luke Cage; a gnarly car hit on Shameless; fire burn on Orange Is The New Black; high fall thru a glass roof in The Cookout; sword fighting stunt double on Crossbones; stunt coordinator/action design on ABCd’s TV show American Koko and stunt performer/stunt actor in the sequel to the hit super hero film, Wonder Woman 1984 (summer of 2020).
Cheryl is extremely thankful to be a stunt performer/martial artist/aerialist/action director. Do to something she loves & has great passion for, as a living, is a dream come true! Cheryl is the recipient of an Action Icon Awards-Jewel Award and two Urban Action Showcase Awards Honoree! Cheryl is a member of United Stuntwomen’s Association (USAstunts) an association of working, professional stuntwomen, coordinators, and second unit directors.
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  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Elevator Fight: "Margaret" vs. "William"
    Short
    I Know How To Swim
    Short Script
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Elevator Fight: "Margaret" vs. "William"
    Short
  • Acting (1 Credit)
    Elevator Fight: "Margaret" vs. "William"
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Elevator Fight: "Margaret" vs. "William"
    Short
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