Dayton native Sheri Williams soars gracefully across the dance stage, bringing abundant energy and athleticism to appreciative audiences around the globe. As a dancer with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company for an incomparable 35 seasons, Sheri (known to many as “Sparkle”) helped build the company’s world-class reputation and repertoire. She has earned the JOSIE Award (an annual honor given to the brightest lights in Dayton’s remarkable dance community) and the New York Dance and Performance Award (the Bessie), among other accolades. As for her hometown, Sheri appreciates that Dayton offers big-city arts quality, without big-city hassles. And this Dayton Original adds left-brain analytical power to right-brain artistic prowess, with a dual degree in systems and software engineering in progress. “Dayton is my home, and I say that proudly,” Sheri sparkles. “I gravitate toward great people, and such people are clearly abundant here!”