Marlen Sanchez began her training at the early age of three with ballet, tap and gymnastics. She was born in Conroe, Texas and continued with dance, drill team and cheerleading into high school. Marlen then went on to receive her Bachelor of Science from University of Houston and trained in their dance department. While at U of H, she joined the inaugural season of the Houston Dynamo Girls for Major League Soccer. Marlen spent two years pursuing dance in Los Angeles and received extensive training in street jazz, hip hop, commercial and film, as well as performing in music videos. After moving back home to the lone star state, Marlen now lives with her husband and three beautiful daughters and is also a published professional makeup artist. She is excited to teach at Backstage and share her passion for performance and creativity!