I’m a London-based #dancemaker. Swing, jazz and burlesque feed my soul. My global jazz family helps me bring swingin’ dance routines, big-hearted dance classes, jazzy projects and good vibes into the world. Join me!
I’m half Australian, half English and I live in London. My big love and keep-me-awake-at-night passion is dance & music. Specifically from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. So I’ve been dancing Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jazz and Burlesque for almost 20 years now. I had the great honour of learning from some of the original creators & legends of these dances, most of whom have now sadly passed on. So my mission now is to pass on the knowledge & beautiful spirit I learned from my teachers. I don’t know how I got so damn lucky, but for the past 15 years it’s been my full-time job to teach and perform my dance all over the world – as Sharon Davis, or in the burlesque world as Bonnie Fox.
I own a school in London called the Jazz Music & Dance Co.
I run the European Swing Dance Championships.
And right now, I am trying to open London’s first swing bar, called Jazzbourne.
I’m also obsessed with the history of jazz music and all its authentic dances, so I’ve spent tonnes of time researching the subject and trying to educate the world about this gorgeous, joy-filled, deep-as-the-ocean artform. For instance, check out the Welcome To The Savoy project.
Yes, I like to do all the things.
Learn online with me
I have a growing library of instructional dance videos available through my Patreon page. For around the price of a single dance class a month, you can learn to dance swing, jazz or burlesque and you will be supporting me as an artist! That’s huge. THANK YOU.
Check out this teaser for my new Patreon video. In this 45-minute class, I'll teach you my system for understanding and creating...
I modelled for fashion historian Amber Butchart’s web series on vintage style at magnificent Eltham Palace.
Believe Media & Guinness present "John Hammond - The Directors...
You can catch a glimpse of our Sharon Davis dancing Lindy Hop in this Guinness commercial! Set in 1930s Harlem, it was shot in London in 2015.Posted by JazzMAD on Thursday, November 3, 2016
Believe Media and Guinness present "John Hammond, Intolerant Champion"....