Shannon Santiago

I have lived here in Brevard County for over nineteen years and have been the proud wife of a Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motorman for seventeen years and the illustrious mother of three beautiful children: daughter Jaiden (15), son Frankie (14), and my youngest son Kainen (12).  I have had the honor of serving as my children’s PTO President for both their elementary and intermediate schools.  I pride myself in being an active parent in all my children’s activities both in and outside of school.

I am currently employed as an Accounts Receivable Specialist for the worldwide leader in motion control devices and systems, “Bansbach Easylift”, owned and operated by Robert & Cristina Rose.  Working for such a prestigious charitable local company has allowed me to interact and volunteer for numerous local benefits, organizations, and worthwhile charities.  I take great pleasure in being able to volunteer throughout Brevard County and to participate in this year’s Dancing for the Space Coast!






Instructor Lance Sexton

Lance Sexton grew up around ballroom dancing with both parents being dance teachers. Lance brings over 30 years of dance experience as a world class professional dance competitor. Lance loves to teach social, showcase, and competition dance. His dance background includes extensive training with World and United States champions. He is a certified as a Master of Dance Instruction and is registered as a professional dance teacher through the National Dance Council of America.

Lance has won numerous championships and titles during his career. He is one of only a few professionals to win major dance championships in all four styles of Ballroom and Latin including Mid-United States Open American Style Rhythm champion, Mid-United States Rising Star Latin Champion, Southern States Rising Star Standard Champion, and Illinois State (Chicago Star Ball) Open American Smooth Champion. Lance has also placed in the top three at the prestigious Ohio Star Ball, Grand Nationals, and the North American Imperial Star Championships.

Lance married his beautiful wife Elena in 2015. Together they share their love for dance and each other in their dance performances.