Sharon Davis is a professional dancer, specialising in Lindy Hop, Charleston, Burlesque and other authentic dances from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Originally from Australia, Sharon is now based in London, and travels the world throughout the year performing and teaching her dance. She holds numerous 1st place titles at the most prestigious championships around the world, including the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships and the Burlesque Hall of Fame. She has choreographed for stage shows, short film and music videos on four continents. She is the Director of the European Swing Dance Championships.
Daniil Nikulin is a dancer, choreographer, dance teacher.
His dance path started in his hometown – Moscow with «boogie woogie» in 2009.
In the middle of 2013 Daniil began to learn solo jazz and later that year participated in his ﬁrst solo jazz competitions, which he won.
That’s how one of his dance passions was born. Then international competitions, camps, lindy hop and teaching appeared in his life.
Today Daniil is a Russian Lindy Hop champion, a winner of numerous international competitions in solo jazz and one of the most interesting dancers of Moscow swing dance scene. For his solo dancing Daniil is looking for inspiration not only in authentic jazz, but also in many other styles surrounding him in contemporary time whether it is Indian classical dancing, locking or ballet.
Different dance styles complete each other, creating an interesting and unique style.
“True dancer does not dance only some particular style. True dancer ﬁrstly dances himself and the music.”
— Daniil thinks.
Thomas started tap dancing at age 14. Two years later, he met Brenda Bufalino at a workshop. She quickly became his most in fluential teacher at that time. He also had the opportunity to get to know and to study with tap innovators Honi Coles, Cholly Atkins, Chuck Green, Buster Brown, Lon Chaney, Jimmy Slyde and Gregory Hines.
After finishing school in 1992 and an intensive training period in the USA, Thomas Marek became a professional tap dancer. After touring in Florida with Brenda Bufalino’s “American Dance Orchestra” in the early 1990s he started focusing on his own artistic performances and tap dance productions. He created, produced and directed over 6 original theater & dance productions. He is a regular guest in theaters and festivals all over Germany, Europe and the USA.
He performed in Spain, Brazil, Israel, France, Switzerland, in the USA and in many theaters all over Germany and shared the stage with tap dance greats like Brenda Bufalino, Barbara Duffy, Sarah Petronio, Jimmy Slyde and Gregory Hines.
He currently lives near Vienna, Austria and teaches regularly in his Studio Footprints, Hamburg and in different studios in Vienna.