Salsa, Bachata & Lifts Instructor
Shannon has always had a passion for music and performance. As a child and teenager she did drama, gymnastics, and Competitive Aerobics, before finally taking on Jazz and contemporary dance classes & performances in her teens.
In 2008, after years away from dance, Shannon started Latin. She was quickly hooked, and joined the performance teams in 2009.
Since joining the teams, Shannon has taken opportunities to perform both nationally and internationally. She has also placed in several local and National competitions as a soloist, couple, and as part of a team.
- 1st place Latin Teams at S.I. Salsa Competition 2016
- 3rd place Salsa Teams at S.I. Salsa Competition 2016
- 3rd place Shine Teams at S.I. Salsa Competiton 2016
- 1st Place Jack & Jill Competition at NZ Brazilian Dance Festival 2016
- 2nd Place Zouk Freestyle couples at Brisbane Latin Festival 2015
- 2nd Place Intermediate graded couples at NZ World Latin Dance Cup
- 3rd Place Latin Teams at NZ World Latin Dance Cup
- 4th Place Amateur Latin Solo at World Salsa Solo 2015
- 2nd Place Salsa Teams at SI Salsa Competition 2015
- 2nd Place Showcase Teams at SI Salsa Competition 2015
- 4th Place Salsa Open Couples SI Salsa Competition 2015
- Freestyle Bachata finalist at SI Salsa Competition 2015
- Freestyle Zouk finalist SI Salsa Competition 2015
- 2nd Place Latin Shines Team at SI Salsa Competition 2015
- Queen of Congress at New Zealand Congress 2015
- 1st place at New Zealand Salsa Solos, Amateur Latin Solo 2015
- 1st place at South Island Salsa Competition, Showcase Teams 2014
- 1st place at South Island Salsa Competition, Salsa Teams 2014
- 2nd place at South Island Salsa Competition, Open Couples 2014
- 3rd place at New Zealand Salsa Championships, Miss Salsa 2013
- 2nd place at New Zealand Salsa Championships, Showcase Teams 2013
- 2nd place at New Zealand Salsa Championships, Salsa Teams 2013
- 3rd place at New Zealand Salsa Championships, Showcase Shine Teams 2013
- 1st place at South Island Salsa Competition, Showcase Teams 2013
- 2nd place at South Island Salsa Competition, Salsa Teams 2013
- 3rd place at South Island Salsa Competition, Amateur couples 2012
- 2nd place at New Zealand Salsa Solos, Shines Teams 2012
- 1st place at South Island Salsa Competition, Showcase Teams 2012
- 2nd place at South Island Salsa Competition, Open Couples 2012
- 2nd place at South Island Salsa Competition, Shine Teams 2012
- Performing at Sydney Bachata festival, 2015
- Performing and teaching at Melbourne Latin Festival 2014
- Performed at Melbourne Latin Festival 2013
- Performed at Sydney Latin Festival, 2013
As a teacher Shannon is energetic and enthusiastic.
She takes great joy in seeing people realise they CAN dance.
She is a most valued member of The Latin Fire Dance Academy on the stage, behind the scenes as well as instructing at classes in Christchurch.
I had a good time and even got a chance to lead in Latin fire and met some amazing friendly people specially Donna Frost such amazing women can't wait to have a go next week love;)
It was so great to see you too!! As always a pleasure seeing you and your teams perform! :) Such fantastic energy and precision!!! :)
Hope to see you both soon, probably Feb! Take care xx
Thanks so much for your amazing input to our Fiesta last weekend.
It was great to meet you, learn from you, dance with you and watch you perform.
You put so much into our event and it was hugely appreciated. I loved seeing the photos of your children and having that moment with you guys upstairs at the Great Northern.
Hopefully you have caught up with everything since your return home? I hope to stay in touch with you in the future, and look forward to seeing the photos that you so diligently took all weekend.
Leyla, Sassy Salsa
Ok, so you are probably sick of getting thank you emails but really - WHAT A SHOW!
It was fabulous, you and your team were fabulous - the kids were fabulous!
Mine have come back raving and even my son piped up that he wanted to do it next term which is very unusual for him.
So - thank you so much for being an awesome teacher and flicking on a switch for a love of dancing for the kids - you are much loved by our group.
The certificates were great too.
Thanks a million from me and the other mums, Caragh.