Dance is the visual expression of the music” no one believes that quote better than, Sharon Edmond. Born to a military family in North Carolina, Sharon began her dancing career at age 6. While traveling the world with her family she was exposed to all types of music and all styles of dance. Filled with tons of energy, Sharon was bouncing off the walls until her mother finally enrolled her in a dance class. Sharon participated in ballet, jazz, tap, and African movement classes in whatever country, state, or territory she was living in, as her family traveled the world.
At age of 14, Sharon enrolled in Expressions Dance Company. There, she performed, taught, and choreographed for four years. After graduating from Hampton University, Sharon moved to Cleveland to study Forensic Psychology at Cleveland State University. While in school, Sharon became a student of the Fred Astaire Ballroom Dance School. While learning at Fred Astaire, Sharon competed in several competitions, and won the Top Newcomer Female in 2007. Soon after, Sharon began instructing at Viva dance! and then transitioned to Latin Soul Ballroom where she has danced for the Tri-C Jazz fest and participated in the Diabetes Association Dancing with the Stars, as well as the Case Western Reserve Dancing with the Stars.
Although Sharon loves and teaches all forms of ballroom dance, Latin is by far her style of choice, with salsa being her favorite. She has had the opportunity to study with many master dancers in their field from all over the United States including Bill Sparks, Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine, Liana Churilova, and Melissa Rosado to name a few. Sharon has taken what she has learned and shares it with her students and taken that knowledge several competitions.
If you don’t see Sharon on the dance floor then you can definitely catch her at out and about cutting a rug at a number of dance venues in Cleveland. Please stop by La Danse! …Sharon’s warm personality, great moves and infectious smile will motivate you to groove along! Her favorite thing to say to all her students is “In order to become a great dancer you must first get out on the floor and dance”.