Native to San Blas, Nayarit, México, Maestro Sergio Sartiaguín carries an undying passion in the study of the traditions of Nayarit, specializing in all that is related to folklorico dance and traditional music. His career in the field of Folklorico has created his legacy as a public administrator for over 30 years with innumerable cultural preservation projects in diverse areas.
Dedicated to the preservation and exploration of the richness of Danza Folklorica, Maestro Sartiaguín has taken many roles within the Folklorico community. He has not only studied, danced and taught in the community, but his work as a researcher has also led to an immense amount of contributions to the field. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Educación Artística at Escuela de la Danza Mexicana with Profr. Jaime Buentello Bazán where he then became a professor of Danza Folklorico at the same institution. He has received diplomas in: the Promotion and Cultural Awareness, and Regional History by the Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit. Maestro Sergio also graduated in Journalism from Escuela de Periodismo del APROCOM.
As a professional dancer he was a member and soloist at Escuela Secundaria Baca Calderón, and at Ballet Folklórico de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit.
His specialization in Folklorico from the region of Nayarit and his expertise in Folklorico across all of Mexico have allowed him to spread his knowledge in Mexico and the United States.
His qualifications have led him to co-direct the Asociación Nacional de grupos Folklóricos (ANGF) 2008 Conference in Tepic, Nayarit. In Mexico he has been the director and organizer of Nacional de la Asociación Nacional Maestros de Danza in various regions of the State of Nayarit. In Nayarit, he has directed the Compañía de Danza Folklórica de La Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit. Sartiaguín has the founding director of Grupo folklórico “Ritmos de México” de la Universidad Autónoma de Nayarit; founding choreographer for Taller Coreográfico Universitario.
He has given workshops and conferences in various states in the United States including California, Texas, Arizona, and Michigan.
Maestro Sergio currently serves as the Director of Indigenous and Popular Cultures in the State of Nayarit since 2001. In the past, he has been the director of the most prestigious cultural events in the Mexican State of Nayarit such as: V Festival Cultural Internacional Amado Nervo; Festival Estatal de las Culturas Populares e Indígenas de Nayarit; he has organized the Cultural Pavilion at Feria de la Mexicanidad; coordinated the Festival Internacional Amado Nervo 2007 in the City of Mexico.
Folklórico en la comunidad
“Lo que yo aprecio que contribuye la danza a la comunidad es la oportunidad que las personas que se dedican a la danza o reciben estos conocimientos de la danza se vuelvan en el futuro profesionales sensibles. La danza tiene ese virtud… detalles que te hacen sentir dentro de [nuestros] propios sentimientos.
Danzantes Unidos es un extraordinario proyecto que está cumpliendo con un importante acontecer dentro de la sociedad. Es la oportunidad que tiene mucha gente de poderse reunir, y compartir sus emociones con personas que tienen el mismo fin, o el mismo gusto y poderse nutrir entre sí. Es un [lugar] donde tú puedes encontrar la oportunidad de intercambiar experiencias, intercambiar sentimientos, materiales que no están siempre a tu disposición.”
— Sergio Sartiaguín.
At DUF 2016
Maestro Sergio will be teaching Folklorico High: Yucatan/Huasteca Potosina.