Sharon Pakir is the director of Spin City Dance, Melbourne’s premiere Latin Dance academy.
Sharon is recognised internationally for her dancing, having been invited to teach and perform at dance events in cities all around the world such as LA, New York, Oman, Korea, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, and more!
Sharon’s foremost passion in dance is teaching. Her teaching methods are clear and nurturing, and her ability to communicate to people the joy of dance is unsurpassed. While Sharon focuses on technical precision in dancing, she also emphasizes teaching musicality, the importance of meaningful interaction, and how to communicate with your partner and express yourself while dancing.
Sharon is known for her unique teaching methods, which emphasize not just dance itself but how to use dance as a tool to enrich one’s life in aspects ranging from posture and deportment to engagement and communication skills. Through this, along with her professional achievements, Sharon has helped to put Melbourne and Australia on the world salsa map.
In 2004, Sharon emerged the Australian Salsa Champion after taking part in the Tropicana Australian Salsa Competition.She was also named the Victorian International Dancesport Association Salsa Champion in both 2004 and 2005. In 2007, Sharon and her Singaporean dance partner Wee Tze Yi emerged the top Singaporean couple winning the ASEAN Salsa Championship.
Sharon teaches and performs all over Australia, and internationally. She consistently commands full-house attendances for her renown workshops.
Sharon now sits as an adjudicator of many salsa competitions. Each year, she judges at the World Qualifier, Australian Salsa Classic, Australian Salsa Open, Australian Salsa Solo Competition, Australian Latin Dance Cup, World Salsa Solo. She has also judged international competitions, such as the New Zealand Salsa Open, and the Japan Salsa Cup.
She trains teams to perform at international and interstate events; since 2007, she has regularly led student and professional dance teams to perform in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, all over Australia and New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, and India where they have wowed international audiences.