Ms. Sharon Kung was born in New York, and currently resides in San Francisco. She received her early training in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus at the Jean M. Wong School of Ballet in Hong Kong. She completed the Royal Academy of Dance grade and vocational exams with distinction marks. Her awards include “Top 12 Senior Contemporary solos” at Youth America Grand Prix, “2nd Runner Up to Miss Global Dance International” at International Dance Challenge, and placing “Overall 1st” at Showstoppers and Encore dance competitions.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Irvine with a BFA in Dance Performance and BA in Economics. She attended summer intensives at the American Ballet Theater, Kirov Academy, The Juilliard School, American Dance Festival, ArtOf in Madrid, and Orsolina28 in Italy.
She is currently a dancer a freelance dance artist with Dance Theatre of San Francisco, and KAMBARA + DANCERS. Her previous companies include Oakland Ballet Company, Thodos Dance Chicago, and freelance projects in Amsterdam, and Morocco. Her repertory includes works by George Balanchine, Lucas Crandall, William Forsythe, Bob Fosse, José Limon, Dexandro “D” Montalvo, Robert Moses, Donald McKayle, Crystal Pite and Amy Seiwert.
Alongside dancing professionally and teaching, she also choreographs and coaches students for prestigious competitions including Youth America Grand Prix, Genee Awards, California Dance Classics, and International Dance Challenge. Her former students graduated from college dance programs at Fordham University, University of California Irvine, and Butler University. She is also a guest teacher and choreographer for intensives in the San Francisco bay area and Hong Kong. Her philosophy is to teach the importance of self-expression, musicality, somatic practice and creativity through movement.