Sharon Wehner is originally from San Jose, California, and had her fundamental ballet training with San Jose Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre Seven, and San Francisco Ballet. A former Principal Dancer with the Colorado Ballet, Sharon has also danced with Amy Seiwart’s Imagery, the Oakland Ballet, the Washington Ballet, and Zikr Dance Ensemble. She has performed as a guest artist in the Tokyo Aoyama Ballet Festival, the National Ballet of Japan’s Golden Ballet Co-Star, and the Vail International Dance Festival’s International Evening of Dance. As a Principal Dancer, Sharon has performed numerous leading roles in classical and Neo-classical ballets. After retiring from her 22-year career with the Colorado Ballet, Sharon is spreading her wings as a freelance artist, exploring new territory in classical and contemporary choreography that speaks to her and to audiences in a fresh and stimulating way.
In addition to her career as a dancer, Sharon is a Ballet Teacher, certified Sports Nutrition Coach, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® trainer, Yoga instructor, Reiki Master, and Instructor for Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. She has taught Ballet and Dance for over 28 years, for numerous schools and companies, including Colorado Ballet, Ballet Arts Austin, Yellowstone Ballet, The Russian Ballet Academy, and Vermont Ballet. In 2020, she was inspired to create RISE: The Empowered Dancer, a holistic mentoring program for teen and pre-professional dancers, to help young women cultivate health and mindset tools that support the demands of rigorous dance training.
Sharon believes whole-heartedly in the healing power of movement and dance, regardless of age or physical ability, and she loves sharing it’s transformative magic with others.