Sheru was born in Berlin, Germany, and moved to Australia in 1983. He grew up living an active lifestyle filled with sports and music, before finding his real passion in life - dance.
Right from the start, Sheru was committed to learning the authentic foundations of Popping and Locking. He has trained under some of the world’s best including Electric Boogaloo legends Mr Wiggles, Suga Pop and Poppin Pete.
In 2006, he helped found the dance crew Shift-1, which went on to become grand finalists in the smash hit TV show Australia’s Got Talent (2008). The following year, he founded and began coaching Clockwork, who later became the Australian Hip Hop Internationals and World Supremacy Battlegrounds champions. In 2010 he created the group Who Are These Robots which went on to gain international recognition and praise amongst the robotics community. They also got the attention of Jon M. Chu’s Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD) and the boys were invited to be featured in an episode of the show.
In 2012 Sheru was chosen to star in Southern Comfort’s TV ad where he plays ‘Mr Pop’ and in the same year, Sheru and his crew Swagamama were contestants on channel 10’s TV show Everybody Dance Now. In 2013, Swagamama reached the grand finals of Australia’s Got Talent, making Sheru a two-time Australia’s Got Talent grand finalist.
Sheru teaches Popping and Locking foundations as they were taught to him by the originators of the styles. Being one of the most versatile poppers in Australia, his workshops will always bring something new to absolute beginners through to seasoned professionals.