Meet The Team
As a coach, Sharon lives and loves by the principle of building a strong technical foundation for her students. Her belief has met spirited approval from her students and parents alike. In 2016, she was recognised with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Inaugural Coach of the Year and Student Excellence Award.
Her passion presents itself in coaching students to build poise in both their performances and competitions. This immense composure of hers and Sharon's keen observations allow students to evaluate their technique and repertoire with acute precision. This makes her a hot favourite with students desiring to advance their abilities in DanceSport.
Trained in Hip Hop, Jazz and majoring in DanceSport from an early age, Melvin has become an award-winning coach and choreographer. His acute sense and judgement of tone, rhythm and movement have shone in the numerous performances he has orchestrated in collaboration with his students.
Awarded Ngee Ann Polytechnic Inaugural Coach of the Year in 2016, he has choreographed award-winning performances for the contestants of The Cathay DanceSport Competition. The piece entitled SG50 was performed many times to the demand of others. He never lets down the reputation of being Singapore's 13-time National and Asian DanceSport Champion in the light of imparting both skill and passion to another young dancer in the making.
Hristina started her career in Bulgaria more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has not only represented her home country but Italy as well in national and international competitions.
As the top 6th in 2009's European Professional South-American Showdance, Hristina is heavily sought after for transformational dancing. Her experience and expertise shows in her technique and styling classes.
After turning professional, she has risen to the challenge of Blackpool Dance Festival; World Latin and European Latin Championships; World; European South American Showdance Championships.
Connie aspires to coach students of all levels of dancing to attain their desired standards. Possessing both talent and a keen passion for DanceSport, she quickly developed as a competitive dancer 8 years ago.
She's proven to be a solid all-rounder in coaching DanceSport who particularly enjoys interactive with all who come her way.
Connie teamed up with Roger Kwa in 2003 and was representatives for Singapore in all-major International Competitions. In 2005, she was also selected as Singapore's DanceSport Representatives to the Asian Indoor Games (AIG) 2005 (Bangkok), and the South East Asian (SEA) Games 2005 (Cebu).
Jefferson Pimentel is a natural performer with a winning combination of vitality and glamour. Sharing his passion for DanceSport as he coaches, he accentuates performance with a flamboyant power and strength.
After winning 1st Place for Under 21 Latin in 2010 for the 3rd Philippine StarBall. Pimentel continued on to Singapore, exposing himself to a grander international arena.
Through more than a decade of competitive experience, he has scaled the heights from Junior into Professional. Landing top positions in his Championship categories for Latin in Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong, Macau, Seoul, and Amsterdam.
With 9 years of experience under her belt, Fion has represented her school in levels up to Amateur and has achieved many medals for national DanceSport Championships.
She has since started to instruct for Singapore Polytechnic's Sports for Life Programme, teach and assist for Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Sports and Wellness classes, Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Primary), and finally, in tda's very own studio.
Fion is also a certified Zumba Instructor. Since 2012, she has conducted classes for people of different age groups. Using Zumba as a platform for a healthier lifestyle, she brings fitness and dance together for schools, institutions and corporate functions.
With over a decade of experience, Zack's fire for Latin American dancing stands resolute with his love of sharing the art and sport with the rest of Singapore.
With his partnership with Grace, he has achieved numerous accolades as a champion and as a finalist of various Local and International DanceSport Competitions. His expertise include Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble, Samba and Jive. All of which he teaches fervently to both young and old.
Grace is a strong believer that Dance is a celebration of emotion and movement with the right moves to prove it. As a DanceSport Competitor over the last 10 years, she has built a solid reputation in Singapore's DanceSport arena.
Her winning partnership with Zack has allowed Grace to freely express her natural flair and technical prowess as an Amateur. Landing only top positions in the various Championships, the couple has participated from 5th Place in the 2nd Garden City Open Dance championships to Champions in the Latin Amateur Open and Showdance for India's International Tanzsport Contesa since 2017.
Darren Boon has been dancing since 2005 and is trained in DanceSport. He began his Latin Ballroom as a freshman in Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2005 and has since won several DanceSport Championships since he stepped into this arena.
Darren has has also participated in several performances such as the Singapore Youth Festival Dance Performances. He has assisted to coach in several DanceSport classes and has good rapport with the students.
Nina is a certified teacher in Latin American Dances and also has Professional Education and is a certified stage dancer in Ballet and Modern Dance.
With Sven Ninnemann, she is a Champion in various European and Asian competitions. Among some of her achievements includes being a 1st Runner Up at the World Championships, Semi-finalist at Blackpool Dance Festival and at UK Open (Rising Star) and a Finalist at the World Super Series Germany. In Show dance, she is a Dutch Open Latin American Champion.
Her media exposure includes dancing on Dancing with the Stars Germany, coaching on Stepping Out Germany and choreographing for You Can Dance Germany.
Sven is a certified teacher in Latin American and Ballroom Dances and has studied Sport Science. He has competed in competitions around the globe and emerged Champion in European and Asian competitions. His combinations of talent and technique has propelled him to international recognition with accolades such as being 1st Runner Up at the World Championships, Semi-finalist at Blackpool Dance Festival and at UK Open (Rising Star), and a Finalist at the World Super Series Germany. In Show dance, he is a Dutch Open Latin American Champion.
His media exposure includes participating in BBC’s Eurovision Dance Contest.