Marco Antonio Sánchez began his training at the age of four in his home town of Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. At age six, he was recruited by award winning dance group Grupo Folclorico Magisterial del Estado de Jalisco children’s performing company. In 1989, he joined Grupo Folclorico Alma de Nuestro Pueblo and also Ballet Folclorico de Jalisco before returning to Grupo Magisterial where he served as Assistant Instructor under the direction of Jose Luis Cardenas Quirarte, founder of the Instituto de Investigacion de la Danza Mexicana.
In 1993 he relocated to Sacramento, California where he was invited to instruct different area groups before founding his own company, Rincones de mi Tierra. As a member of Instituto de Investigacion y Difucion de la Danza Mexicana, and in order to expand his own knowledge, Marco Sanchez travels year round to Mexico to participate in workshops, perform and conduct field research. He has conducted research in the states of Michoacán, Jalisco, Sonora, Baja California, Durango, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Hidalgo, Puebla, Oaxaca, San Luis Potosí, Morelos, Estado de México, Tlaxcala, Quintana Roo, Yucatan y Colima.
In 2008 Marco was invited to participate as producer and guest choreographer for Cuextecapan: Sies Estados Una Region in Guadalajara, Mexico. His respect for la danza tradicional has earned him the opportunity to work as a guest instructor with groups from California, Guadalajara and the Encuentro Nacional de Danza Tepeeg Notu in Baja California. Marco Sánchez currently serves as General Director and Choreographer for Grupo de Danza Rincones de mi Tierra and is an active member of the Instituto de Investigacion y Difusion de la Danza Mexicana Delegación Baja California.
At DUF 2016 – Quintana Roo Preview Here
Maestro Marco Sanchez will be teaching the region of Quintana Roo: Danzas Mayas, Jaranas Peninsulares y Bailes Costumbristas for teens & adults, 14 years and older at an intermediate/advanced level.