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â€śSheena is a creative, thoughtful writer who is passionate about her subject matter. She has the ability to use her own personal experiences as a platform for connecting with larger cultural trends, and therefore reaches a wide audience with her writing.â€ť
~ Claire Griffin Sterrett, Author of The Pole Story and Former Editor of Vertical Art & Fitness
I became a writer at the age of 7 when I wrote my first fictional short story called â€śFruit Town.â€ť Since then, Iâ€™ve never put my favorite pens down. Whether Iâ€™m writing one act plays, journal entries, magazine articles or creative non-fiction, my heart is in every word. Â My favorite topics to write about are personal development, empowerment, relationships, sexuality, spirituality and performance art.
Along with writing all the original content on SheenaLaShay.com, I also write for a number of websites such as Crazydopetastic, Owning Pink, Curly Nikki and Vertical Art & Fitness Magazine. Please direct all inquiries to Sheena@sheenalashay.com. I am available to write for your website, blog, and/or magazine.
I refer you to the links below to find out more about my writing experience.
GUEST BLOGGER & CONTRIBUTOR
I am a New York based Videographer specializing in HD videos that involve filming, post production and event videography. It is most important to me to capture your authentic story and experience as I shoot and edit your projects and events. Please direct all inquiries to Sheena@sheenalashay.com.
I was hired by Jennifer Sterling of Sterling Sweets to film her dancing for the One Billion Rising, V-Day campaign and a special exhibit at the Ossining Library and Ossining Arts Council in regards to sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention.
I was hired as the videographer to film & edit personalized DVD stories of dance students of Sheila Kelley S Factor. The following video was part of the marketing promo used to show students what their final product could look like.
I was hired as the videographer and photographer to capture the private party of a client. The following video was simply an experiment to show the graceful and sensual nature of pole dancing. The client, her guest and various feminine empowerment leaders loved the video.
I was hired as the videographer to shoot and edit the promotional reel for The Art of Nia. The client received a DVD as well as a web compressed video for social media usage.
I was hired as the videographer to shoot and edit a promotional dance reel for 5 pole & sensual movement teachers. The intent was to share the story of strength, grace and beauty that they embody as they pole dance.
“Sheena Young is far and away one of the most talented, disciplined and thoughtful stage managers I have worked with to date. She expresses herself clearly and is exceptionally organized. As a stage manager I recommend her highly, as a colleague and friend I am grateful to know her. Her energy is warm and inviting and she will get any job done no matter how daunting, and she will do so with grace and apparent ease.”
~ Catherine Glynn, Actress, Consultant, Entrepreneur
I am a freelance, non-equity stage manager based in New York City. I have worked as a stage manager for 11 years for a wide range of productions, theaters and projects. Iâ€™ve worked for award winning theaters such as Redmoon and Iâ€™ve worked with award winning and critically acclaimed producers, actors, directors and writers. One of my latest projects involved working with two time Emmy winner Sandy Marshall, 7 time Tony winner Jules Fisher and the amazing set designer Alan Muraoka, who has credits such as Little Miss Sunshine.
Â Whether Iâ€™m working on a one man show like Max Maven Thinking In Person or a musical such a Bare, A Pop Opera or experimental, physical puppet shows such as Boneyard Prayer that literally involved me shoveling 800 lbs of dirt, sand and peat moss, I am 100% committed to bringing your production to actuality. Please direct all inquiries and resume/portfolio request to Sheena@SheenaLashay.com.Â Please see below for more reviews and links to my experience.
“In the time I was at Redmoon, I found Sheena’s work to be exemplary. Her sunny disposition, desire to excel, and her attention to detail would make her a benefit to any organization that values such qualities and I would be pleased and honored to work with her again in any capacity.
Her job as stage manager required her to manage all aspects of a theatrical performance while working with a wide variety of technical and artistic professionals. These are skills that would be easily transferrable to any endeavor and her creative and thoughtful personality will make her a highly valuable asset to any organization lucky enough to have her in it”
~ Casey Kelly, Carpenter at The Goodman Theater, Former Technical Director at Redmoon
Rehearsal Reports and Blocking – Video
Living On Purpose: A Life of Your Own Design – Blog Post Reflections on the Life of a Freelancers
Flight Club Winter Pole Dance Showcase | Review – Blog Post, Video and Photo Gallery
Winter Pageant – Photo Album
Sketchbook 9 – Video Promo Playlist
Max Maven | Thinking In Person – Blog Post on a project
Empress of China – Photo Album
Creative Dynamics - Blog Post discussing artistic team work
Opening Night At Redmoon – Blog Post Reflections on Opening Night
Auditioning For Theater….for Dummies – Blog Post with tips on auditioning
Stage Manager Reflections - ALL BLOG POSTS related to my life as a stage manager.
“Sheena is an extremely competent production stage manager who thinks outside the box and takes it to the next level. In addition to performing her regular duties, she wrote numerous well written blog posts about different facets of the production process for the play at hand, tweeted about it, and even helped to acclimate me to the world of tweeting. She also got her blogger colleagues to come to the show and blog about it as well. In her capacity as PSM, Sheena also ran the light board, and was our designated (and certified) fire warden, staff photographer, and all around company cheerleader. More than competent, Sheena is today. She is plugged in. Google her and you’ll know what a hip individual she is and just how connected she is. She gets great pride in her work and is extremely personable and is a fabulous team player. I can’t recommend her highly enough, and hope to have the privilege of working with her again in the not too distant future. PS She has a great smile and dresses to the nines!”
~ Susan Marshall, Producer
I specialize in Boudoir & Portrait photography with a love for passionate and sensual clients. Sessions with me focus on the freestyle movement of your unique body language. That’s what you want, right? You want a dynamic, one of kind photo session to showcase your beauty. Rather than directing you into standard poses, I help to evoke your inner siren. To book your session, call me directly at 347.470.5745 or email me directly at Sheena@sheenalashay.com.
“You were my favorite performance tonight. You were beautiful to watch”
~ “J”, Studio Owner and Performer
I am an actress, dancer, spoken word artist, youtube vlogger and sometimes I sing a note or two. Â In the last few years Iâ€™ve danced in showcases, acted in comedy sketches and I even have the role of Julius Cesar to my credit.
I refer you to the links below to find out more regarding my performance experience. Please direct all inquiries to Sheena@sheenalashay.com.
The Dark Side of The Pole – PERFORMANCE VIDEO
U-Need – PERFORMANCE VIDEO
Cue Black Girls – COMEDY SKETCH VIDEO
Sensually Sacred Soiree - PERFORMANCE PICTURES & REVIEW
As The World Twirls ~ Sheena LaShay – INTERVIEW
White Hot Winter Showcase ~ Sheena LaShay – PERFORMANCE VIDEO
I love to journal. More than that, I love to use art supplies, scraps and found objects to create interactive, colorful art journals that inspire me to write. In addition to using mixed media for journalling, I use it for all kinds of crafts and projects. I do it simply because its FUN.
Occasionally, I host mixed media events, workshops and retreats. I absolutely love sharing this experience with other people and seeing their own personal style and expressions reveal itself. Please direct all inquiries to Sheena@sheenalashay.com.
I am a New York based Event Manager with experience in planning and producing a wide range of events for the private and public sector, not-for-profit and charity organizations.
Whether Iâ€™m planning a family friendly Halloween party with a budget of $1000, a corporate holiday party with a budget of $100,000 or a meet up brunch with 15 New Yorkers who all met on Twitter, I create engaging, dynamic, unforgettable experiences. In addition to servicing clients for 5 years now, I also plan and lead my own yearly artist retreat in Avon, Colorado called C.R.E.A.T.E. Please direct all inquiries to Sheena@sheenalashay.com.
- Delivery of agreed event program
- Day to day team management
- Budget management
- Pre & Post reports
- Developing content, theme and ambiance for events
- Sourcing external suppliers and vendors
- Sourcing venues
A SELECT LIST OF EVENTS I’VE MANAGED
- Â C.R.E.A.T.E. 2012 – Avon, Colorado
- C.R.E.A.T.E. 2011 – Avon, Colorado
- Corporate Holiday Party 2011 – New York, NY
- Corporate Family Picnic 2011 – New York, NY
- Curls & Curves Dance Party 2011 – New York, NY
- Natural Hair Brunch 2011 – New York, NY
- Corporate Coat Drive 2010 – New York, NY
- Corporate Family Halloween Party 2010 – New York, NY
- Corporate Ping Pong Tournament 2010 – New York, NY
- Corporate Family Picnic 2010 – Chicago, IL
- Corporate Food Drive 2009 – Chicago, IL
- Corporate Toy Drive 2009 – Chicago, IL
“Thank you for your courage and bravery and for sharing your story. You are inspiring and have a powerful voice.” Alicia Ramsay, Editorial Assistant & Contributing Writer for Newd Magazine
I am an advocate for sexual abuse prevention. My goal is to raise awareness, share my story and encourage others to seek help, protection and healing. Please take a moment and watch, “My Name is … Sheena LaShay”
Since 2010, I have been a memberÂ of RAINNâ€™s Speakerâ€™s Bureau where I am hired to speak on various topics at schools, churches, organizations and conferences. This past April, I was a keynote speaker at Lehman College during their Take Back The Night campus wide event. I have appeared in Newd Magazine, The Bronx Journal, Channel 12 news, Project Unbreakable and on various websites because of my campaign.
Â I refer you to the links below to find out more about my advocacy experience and my personal story. Please direct all inquiries regarding speaking engagements to Sheena@SheenaLaShay.com.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month ~ (all of my blog post regarding S.A.A.M.)
Sexual Abuse ~ (All of my stories, memories and experiences regarding my own personal sexual abuse.)