Sean Emad – Training Director

Sean has been dancing with Fred Astaire Dance Studios since 2004, having taught at multiple studio locations around the country.  Before joining the ballroom world, Sean was an accomplished gymnast and professional cheerleader, even earning a college scholarship to Northern Arizona University for his skills.
After finding ballroom dance, Sean dedicated his time and efforts to many philanthropic institutes, including the Kidney Foundation (AZ chapter) and The Alzheimer’s Association, as well as many other regional and national events.
Sean’s professional accomplishments range from being one of the top teachers in the Arizona region to being one of the top five instructors for Fred Astaire Dance Studios as a whole.  He has brought many students to the world of competitive dance, even helping some achieve “finalist” and champion status.  Sean’s biggest passion is seeing the gift of dance come alive in his students, and watching the growth of a new dancer start to blossom.