Sharon Pakir is the director of Spin City Dance, Melbourne's premiere Latin Dance academy.
Having come 2nd in the World at the World Latin Dance Cup 2014 in Miami, she is one of Australia's best in dance, performance, and coaching.
Sharon is recognised internationally for her dancing, and is invited to teach and perform at dance events in cities all around the world.
Sharon's foremost passion 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 around the world 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.
Sharon is also the coach to Australia's current 8 times Australian Champion, Elysia Baker. In addition, she owns Spin City Dance and coaches their teams which have emerged Australian champions and runners up frequently for the last 6 years.
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, having been invited to every major latin event held Australia-wide. She consistently commands full-house attendances for her renown workshops in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Canberra. Sharon now sits as an adjudicator of many salsa competitions. Each year, she judges at the World Qualifier, Australian Salsa Classic, Australian Salsa Open and the Australian Salsa Solo Competition. She also brings 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.