Bio

Sharon White

Sharon White has been studying and teaching dance since the age of 5, developing particular expertise in jazz and tap. Her teachers include such local luminaries as Grace Bates of Cambridge, Bill Fowler of Medford,and Karen Bernard of Winchester. Her other dance instructors were Susan Alt, Judythe Lokich, Pam Raff, Valerie Marcantonio.
Sharon studied Master Dance Programs with Diane Walker, Lane Alexander, and Fayard Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers.

Sharon began her transition from performance to teaching in 2004, and since that time has offered numerous dance instructional programs through various civic and community organizations including the Arlington Continuing Education Center, Winchester Recreation Department, YMCA Of Somerville, Senior Center in Winchester, and Children’s Sacred Dance for the Winchester Methodist Church, as well as the Dance Place,Tufts University Catholic Center and Somerville Public Schools.

She majored in Drama at Tufts University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree. She has studied music and theatre at Kodally Center Of America, Emerson College and UMass Boston.

She has performed in numerous dance studio and community theatre productions over the past 20 years, most notably with the North Reading Community theatre, appearing in show productions of Anything Goes, 42ND Street, and George M., and the Medford Community theatre productions of Godspell and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

She has choreographed tap dance pieces for such American Bandstand music selections as Never on Sunday, Jailhouse Rock, All I Want For Christmas, As Long As I am Singing, Give Me A Kiss To Build A Dream On, Sweet Georgia Brown, and movie soundtracks from Corrina, Corrina, Take Me Out To The Ball Game and Good Morning.

Sharon also has participated in numerous charity and fundraising performances, including the Ageless Follies fundraiser in Winchester, and the annual Winton Club Cabaret for the Winchester Hospital.

She is a member of the Americans For The Arts, Tufts University Alumni Association and Stage Source of Boston. She plans to continue teaching and dancing for a very long time and to inspire others to give tap dancing a try and to have fun doing it.