Cheryl studied classical percussion at McGill University in Montreal, where she is from.
She toured Canada, U.S. Europe and Russia for many years with The Yiddish Theatre of Montreal. She spent 25 years in NY City and then Philadelphia while accompanying many touring artists. She is a founding member of the Celtic Roots group RUNA.
Cheryl now lives in Huron County and is the Artistic Director for the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival where she first attended as an artist in 2011