Shemika Charles, the undisputed Queen of Limbo, is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for Limbo Dancing. In 2016 she competed in Beijing, China where she won her 2nd Guinness World Record for “The Farthest Distance to Limbo under 12 inches.” Her first record in 2010 still holds as the lowest limbo dancer in the world. The internet exploded when she broke another record to be the first person to limbo under a car. The press coverage circled the globe from the Today Show with Kathy and Hoda, The Huffington Post, The New York Post, Business Insider, Men’s Fitness, Cosmopolitan Magazine to news outlets in India, United Kingdom, China, Kenya, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia to name a few.
Shemika is a native of Trinidad and Tobago who now resides in Buffalo New York. The Mayor of Buffalo declared October 8th 2010, Shemika Charles Day in honor of her first Guinness World Record. Her native twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is not only the home of the Steel Pan – the only musical instrument invented in the 20th century – but it is also the birthplace of the Limbo Dance. Shemika is proud to represent her native country by holding the world record in a field that they invented.
Shemika has made many TV appearances such as Live! with Regis and Kelly, America’s Got Talent, Wendy Williams Show, Bill Cunningham Show, and many Local News channel shows. Shemika was also the youngest female to receive a Black Achievers Award on October 5th 2013 for all of her achievements. News outlets from around the world come to Buffalo, New York to interview her and showcase her story.
Work is currently underway to develop a line of merchandise including an Official Limbo Dance Kit, Fitness Books and Videos and a line of athletic and active-wear.
World Tour and Performances
Shemika is anxious to take her show on a world tour! She performs at NBA halftime shows around the country and one of her goals is to have a residency in Las Vegas. She made it to the Las Vegas round of America’s Got Talent and these are a few of the words the judges spoke to her:
« I think she’s got Vegas Star quality!»
– Piers Morgan, America’s Got Talent Judge and Media Personality
« You absolutely blew me away! You were fantastic! »
– Sharon Osborne, America’s Got Talent Judge and Media Personality
On the Road with Shemika
In 2017, Shemika appeared on the Ellen Show after her videos continued to go viral with 35 million views and counting for individual videos and 100 million views and counting for combined video views.