Christina Sanchez studied dance on scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. She was invited to join the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble by Director Sylvia Waters. It was there she performed the works of Alvin Ailey as well as many other notable choreographers, touring and teaching extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad. She continued her performing career in New York City, performing with Ballet Hispanico, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Buglisi Dance Theatre. In 1996, Christina joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater where she performed and toured throughout Europe, South America and the US. In 2012 Christopher Pilafian invited Christina to become a member of Santa Barbara Dance Theater. She has taught modern dance at UCSB and also teaches and choreographs at SB Festival Ballet as well as for the Professional Track program at State Street Ballet.