Sergio Sanchez

Competition Experience:

1. Awards received in the United States
a. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Regional Dance-A-Thon (August 2018): 1st Place
Professional Open American Rhythm, out of 8 couples
b. Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships (May 2018): Rising Star
Professional Open Rhythm Finalist, out of 24 couples
c. Fred Astaire World Championships (July 2018): 1st Place Professional
Closed American Rhythm, out of 21 couples
d. Fred Astaire World Championships (July 2018): 2nd Place Professional
Rising Star Open American Rhythm, out of 18 couples
e. Galaxy Dance Championships (September 2018): 1st Place Professional
Rising Star Open American Rhythm, out of 12 couples
f. Windy City Open (March 2018): 1st Place Professional Rising Star Open
American Rhythm, out of 9 couples
g. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Regional Milwaukee Classic (May 2018): 1st
Place Professional Open American Rhythm, out of 8 couples
h. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Regional Winter Ball (February 2018): 1st Place
Professional Open American Rhythm, out of 5 couples
i. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Regional Oktoberfest (October 2018): 1st Place
Professional Open American Rhythm, out of 5 couples
j. Fred Astaire National Dance Championships (November 2018): 1st Place
Professional Rising Star Open American Rhythm, out of 20 couples
k. Ohio Star Ball (November 2018): 3rd Place Professional Rising Star Open
American Rhythm, out of 32 couples

2. Major titles won in the United States:
a. Fred Astaire Rising Star Rhythm Champion

3. Top Teacher Awards:
a. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
i. 2nd Quarter:
1. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
ii. 3rd Quarter:
1. Top Male Lesson Specialist
2. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
iii. 4th Quarter:
1. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
2. Top Male Customer Service
b. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Male Overall Rookie of the Year
c. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Annual Freddy Award Recipient
d. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
i. 1st Quarter:
1. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
ii. 2nd Quarter:
1. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
2. Top Male Customer Service
iii. 3rd Quarter:
1. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
iv. 4th Quarter:
1. Top Male Overall Specialist
2. Top Male Competitor Student Department Specialist
3. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
4. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
e. 2017: Fred Astaire Regional and National Pro-Am Competition Top Teacher
Awards:
i. Dance-A-Thon:
1. 2nd Place Top Overall Smooth Instructor
2. 3rd Place Top Overall Male Instructor
ii. National Dance Championships:
1. 2nd Place Top Overall Instructor
iii. Oktoberfest:
1. 5th Place Top Overall Latin Teacher
f. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Top Male Professional CustomerService Award
g. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Annual Honors Freddy Award
Recipient
h. 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
i. 1st Quarter:
1. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
2. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
ii. 2nd Quarter:
1. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
2. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
iii. 3rd Quarter:
1. Top Male Competitor Student Department Specialist
2. Top Male Overall Specialist
3. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
i. 2018: Fred Astaire Regional and National Pro-Am Competition Top Teacher
Awards:
i. Dance-A-Thon:
1. 1st Place Top Overall Latin Instructor
2. 2nd Place Top Overall Ballroom Instructor
ii. Winter Ball:
1. 1st Place Top Overall Ballroom Instructor
2. 1st Place Top Overall Instructor
iii. Fred Astaire World Championships:
1. 1st Place Top Ballroom Teacher
2. 2nd Place Top Smooth Teacher
3. 4th Place Top Rhythm Teacher
4. 2nd Place Top Latin Teacher
5. 4th Place Top Overall Teacher
iv. Cross Country Dance Championships:
1. 2nd Place Top Ballroom Instructor
v. Oktoberfest:
1. 3rd Place Top Overall Instructor
2. 2nd Place Top Rhythm Instructor
3. 2nd Place Top Ballroom Instructor
4. 1st Place Top Latin Instructor
vi. National Dance Championships:
1. 5th Place Top Ballroom Instructor
2. 5th Place Top Latin Instructor

Coaching Experience:
1. Current US employer: Fred Astaire Brookfield
a. Dates of employment: 05/25/2016 – current
b. Title: Professional Dance Instructor
c. Names and Results of students you coached (Youth level and above):
i. Fred Astaire National Dance Championships Top Bronze Solo 2015 (Cheryl
Angelelli)
ii. Wisconsin State Dancesport Championships: 1st Place Best of the Best
Theater Arts Solo (Abigail Montalbo)
iii. Fred Astaire National Dance Championships: 1st Place Open Latin (Dr.
Kathy Uy)
iv. Fred Astaire World Championships: 1st Place Open Latin (Dr. Kathy Uy)
v. Fred Astaire Oktoberfest: 1st Place American Rhythm (Sarah Schwab)
vi. Fred Astaire Dance-A-Thon: 1st Place American Rhythm (Sarah Schwab)
vii. Fred Astaire Winter Ball: 1st Place American Rhythm (Sarah Schwab)
viii. Fred Astaire World Championships: 1st Place Showdance (Abigail
Montalbo)
ix. Fred Astaire World Championships: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret
Lewis)
x. Fred Astaire Dance-A-Thon: 1st Place Open Latin (Dr. Kathy Uy)
xi. Fred Astaire Dance-A-Thon: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret Lewis)
xii. Fred Astaire Winter Ball: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret Lewis)
xiii. Fred Astaire Milwaukee Classic: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret
Lewis)
xiv. Fred Astaire Oktoberfest: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret Lewis)
xv. Fred Astaire National Dance Championships: Top Silver Female Student
(Margaret Lewis)
xvi. Galaxy Dance Festival: 1st Place Best of the Best Theater Arts Solo
(Abigail Montalbo)
xvii. Ohio Star Ball: 1st Place Best of the Best Theater Arts Solo (Abigail
Montalbo)
xviii. West Coast Dance Championships: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret
Lewis)
xix. West Coast Dance Championships: 1st Place Ballroom (Margaret Lewis)
xx. West Coast Dance Championships: Top Bronze Female Student (April
McCarty)
xxi. West Coast Dance Championships: 1st Place Closed American Rhythm
(April McCarty)
xxii. Fred Astaire Winter Ball: Top Silver Female Student (Margaret Lewis)
xxiii. Fred Astaire Winter Ball: 1st Place Ballroom (Margaret Lewis)
d. List Top Teacher and Top Studio awards:
i. Top Teacher Awards:
1. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
a. 2nd Quarter:
i. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
b. 3rd Quarter:
i. Top Male Lesson Specialist
ii. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
c. 4th Quarter:
i. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
ii. Top Male Customer Service
2. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Male Overall
Rookie of the Year
3. 2016: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Annual Freddy
Award Recipient
4. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
a. 1st Quarter:
i. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
b. 2nd Quarter:
i. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
ii. Top Male Customer Service
c. 3rd Quarter:
i. Top Male Quarterly Rookie
d. 4th Quarter:
i. Top Male Overall Specialist
ii. Top Male Competitor Student Department
Specialist
iii. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
iv. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
5. 2017: Fred Astaire Regional and National Pro-Am Competition Top
Teacher Awards:
a. Dance-A-Thon:
i. 2nd Place Top Overall Smooth Instructor
ii. 3rd Place Top Overall Male Instructor
b. National Dance Championships:
i. 2nd Place Top Overall Instructor
c. Oktoberfest:
i. 5th Place Top Overall Latin Teacher
6. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Top Male
Professional Customer Service Award
7. 2017: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Annual Honors
Freddy Award Recipient
8. 2018: Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Wisconsin Regional Awards
a. 1st Quarter:
i. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
ii. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
b. 2nd Quarter:
i. Top Male Lesson Department Specialist
ii. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
c. 3rd Quarter:
i. Top Male Competitor Student Department
Specialist
ii. Top Male Overall Specialist
iii. Top Male Advanced Student Department Specialist
9. 2018: Fred Astaire Regional and National Pro-Am Competition Top
Teacher Awards:
a. Dance-A-Thon:
i. 1st Place Top Overall Latin Instructor
ii. 2nd Place Top Overall Ballroom Instructor
b. Winter Ball:
i. 1st Place Top Overall Ballroom Instructor
ii. 1st Place Top Overall Instructor
c. Fred Astaire World Championships:
i. 1st Place Top Ballroom Teacher
ii. 2nd Place Top Smooth Teacher
iii. 4th Place Top Rhythm Teacher
iv. 2nd Place Top Latin Teacher
v. 4th Place Top Overall Teacher
d. Cross Country Dance Championships:
i. 2nd Place Top Ballroom Instructor
e. Oktoberfest:
i. 3rd Place Top Overall Instructor
ii. 2nd Place Top Rhythm Instructor
iii. 2nd Place Top Ballroom Instructor
iv. 1st Place Top Latin Instructor
f. National Dance Championships:
i. 5th Place Top Ballroom Instructor
ii. 5th Place Top Latin Instructor
ii. Top Studio Awards:
1. Fred Astaire Brookfield was awarded the Top Studio award at the
following competitions:
a. Fred Astaire Regionals (Winter Ball, Milwaukee Classic,
Dance-A-thon, Oktoberfest): out of 10 studios
b. Fred Astaire Nationals (Cross Country Dance
Championships, World Championships, National Dance
Championships): out of 170 studios
e. Include any other recognition you have received as part of your employment in
the US
i. Diploma for passing the Level Certification of the Fred Astaire American
Style Bronze Syllabus with Honors
ii. Diploma for passing the Level Certification of the Fred Astaire American
Style Silver Syllabus with Honors

Lead/Starring Role in show dance, showcases and other professional performances:
1. Dance Fantasy (March 2017, 2018, and 2019): Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts in
Brookfield, WI
a. Featured performer in the professional show
2. Spotlight (September 2016, 2017, 2018): Davian’s Banquet and Conference Center in
Menomonee Falls, WI (2016, 2017) and Potowatomi Bingo and Casino Conference
Center in Milwaukee, WI (2018)
a. Featured performer in the professional show
3. Fred Astaire National Competitions Professional Shows (Participant and featured
performer in the professional show):
a. CCDC April 2017: Marriott Houston, TX
b. CCDC April 2018: Marriott Houston, TX
c. FAWC July 2017: Bellagio Las Vegas, NV
d. FAWC July 2018: Bellagio Las Vegas, NV
e. NDC November 2017: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Orlando, FL
f. NDC November 2018: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Orlando, FL
4. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Regional Milwaukee Classic (May 2017 at Potawatomi Bingo and
Casino in Milwaukee, WI and May 2018 at the Marriott West in Waukesha, WI)
a. Participant in the professional opening number and Honor Performance for
winning the Professional Open American Rhythm Competition
5. Fred Astaire Wisconsin Holiday Trophy Ball (December 2017 at Hyatt Regency in
Milwaukee, WI and December 2018 at Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, WI)
a. Participant in the professional opening number and featured soloist
performance

Publications:
1. October 24th, 2015: “Wheelchair Ballroom Dancing Class comes to Traverse City”
a. Online news article by WPBN/WGTU raising awareness of ballroom dancing
classes being offered to participants in wheelchairs, taught by Sergio Sanchez
2. October 22nd, 2015: “Wheelchair Ballroom Dancer Raising Awareness”
a. Online news article by WJBK sharing Cheryl Angelelli’s story of finding a
wheelchair ballroom dancing program, with Sergio Sanchez as her instructor
3. November 22, 2015: “Surprise wheelchair dance vows at Ann Arbor wedding”
a. Online news article by Detroit Free Press about a couple who surprised their
family and friends at their wedding by preparing a first dance with instructor
Sergio Sanchez
4. October 17, 2015: “Ballroom dance clinic aimed at wheelchair users”
a. Online news article by Record Eagle covering the Dance Mobility program
offered in Traverse City and taught by Sergio Sanchez
5. November 22, 2015: “Bride and groom (in a wheelchair) surprise wedding guests with
their first dance”
a. Online news article by The Ann Arbor News about a couple who surprised their
family and friends at their wedding by preparing a first dance with instructor
Sergio Sanchez
6. September 17, 2015: “Wheelchair Dancing”
a. YouTube interview video by Peter N Nielsen covering the story of Cheryl
Angelelli’s life changing injury and her journey dancing with instructor Sergio
Sanchez
7. June 25, 2015: “Ballroom Dancing”
a. YouTube video by A Wider World featuring the Dance Mobility Program at Fred
Astaire Bloomfield Hills, MI, where Sergio Sanchez is an instructor.
8. May 18, 2015: WXYZ-TV Channel 7
a. The story of a local woman who was determined to dance after an accident that
left her unable to walk.
9. April 14, 2015: “Former Competitive Swimmer Cheryl Angelelli Performs Wheelchair
Dance in Michigan”
a. A CW-50 story coverage about her learning experience with Fred Astaire
instructor Sergio Sanchez
10. March 2015: “Ballroom Blitz”
a. An HOUR Magazine (March Issue) news article about Fred Astaire Bloomfield
Hills students and their teachers, including Sergio Sanchez

Education:
1. Degree in Engineering Finance with a specialty in International Business
a. Thesis titled “Wheelchair Dance for Quito” focused on a model of inclusive
business for people with disability in the city of Quito, Ecuador. It is a study for
the feasibility for the implementation in the Smirnoff Dance Club.

Memberships:
1. National Dance Council of America
2. World DanceSport Federation