Spent a decade of his childhood in Colombia, South America, before his architect father brought the family back to the U.S. so he could complete his master's degree in New Orleans; the family later relocated to Birmingham, Ala.
After high school, took courses at a community college in hopes of a earning a soccer scholarship and then playing professionally.
Discovered while working at a steakhouse; his personality impressed a Fred Astaire franchise developer, who invited him to apply to the training program.
Becamed the United States Rising Star Champion in 1999.
Is a four-time Fred Astaire National Champion.
Is a three-time United States Open American Rhythm finalist.
Reunited with partner Christina Penatello in 2006 and---after only five hours of practice over several months---became World Mambo Champions at the American Ballroom Company's U.S. Dance Sport Championships.
Owns the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Hoover, Ala., with his wife.
Maleli Sanchez — Mother
Jacqueline Sanchez — Wife
Freddy Sanchez — Brother
Ty Sanchez — Son
Freddy Sanchez — Father
Attended Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
Profession: Professional Dancer, Reality Cast Member