Sharon WongVisiting Assistant Professor of Dance
Sharon, a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, is originally from the U.K. She joined the Ailey School faculty in 1992, where she served as co-chair and subsequently chair of the Jazz Department until 2012, as well as a faculty advisor and executive committee member at Ailey/Fordham. She was coordinator of the Ailey PPAS Programme (1992–2000), a board member of Evon Arts LTD, Coming Together Performance Series in NYC (2000–2005), and was the 2005 recipient of the Adelphi University Distinguished Faculty Excellence Award while an adjunct professor.
From 2003–2013, she instructed for the Atlanta Ballet Summer Intensive and continued her instruction of jazz at The Florida Dance Theatre, summer 2013. In 2011, Sharon guest taught and choreographed for the Houston Academy of Dance. She has been a visiting professor of dance at Hope College, Holland Michigan, since 2005, where she was hired for a year-long teaching assignment, 2014–2015.
Sharon has been appointed as an advisory committee member for Dance On The Lawn (DOTL) in Montclair, New Jersey (2015). Additionally, she was included in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” in editions seven through twelve. Sharon continues to teach at various colleges and universities throughout the country.
Cries in the Dark premiered June 2016 at Bethune-Cookman University Performing Arts Center in Daytona, Florida. Fractured “Human Beings and Eggs Don’t Bounce,” was performed at Hope College’s Dance 41, February/March 2015. In spring of 2014, Duet was commissioned and performed by The Florida Dance Theatre at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida in celebration of the company’s 20th Anniversary. Her works have been performed at Hope College in their Annual Faculty Concerts: Dance 38, Dance 39, Dance 40, Dance 41 and Dance 42 (2011–2016).