Shannon Creighton

Classes you can take with Shannon Creighton:

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.

Competition placing's:

  • 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

Overseas performances:

  • 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.