Join us for our lastest installment in our Career Zoom series.
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The July 7 session is hosted by 4-H alumn, Sara Schilling
Sara has been competing professionally in dance since 2006 and has been a dance instructor for over 18 years. She and her partner, Evgueni Chaoulski, have had tremendous success in worldwide competitions, and continue to achieve even more, having a highly successful studio in Enfield, CT – EdanSe Company and Ballroom. Currently, they compete in the 10-dance divisions (International Ballroom and Latin styles), representing Canada. Sara and Evgueni are honored to have had the opportunity to compete at the World Championships, not once, but 9 times! Tokyo, Japan in 2009; Kiev, Ukraine in 2010; Gatineau, Canada in 2011; Valleyfield, Canada in 2012; Valleyfield, Canada in 2013; Innsbruck, Austria in 2014; Moscow, Russia in 2018; and in Penang, Malaysia in 2019. They were also crowned Canadian 10-Dance Champions in 2010 and have been consistently Canadian National Finalists. She holds her Licentiate degree in Standard and her Licentiate degree in Latin. Sara is a proud coach of UConn, UMass, Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and Team EdanSe Ballroom Teams. She judges all over the East Coast at collegiate competitions such as MIT, Harvard, Brown University and many more. Sara prides herself in teaching high quality lessons while striving to learning fun and inspiring.
Sara grew up wanting to ride horses, which her parents said would only happen if she learned about them through 4-H. The 4-H program proved to play a giant role in her life. Sara was part of the Mansfield Trottin' Tribe, and the Uncle Remus Gang. She was president of the Uncle Remus Gang, showing rabbits. She showed horses, rabbits, dogs, and loved the activities building in the Tolland County 4-H Fair. She was Vice President for Tolland County 4-H Fair and helped to oversee all the exhibits in that building. She was Homemaker of the Year 3 years in a row and showed over 50 items ranging from cooking to horses. As an adult, she wanted to give her riding students the same teaching she had, so she started her own 4-H club called Stable Mates. Stable Mates even ran their own horse show! As Sara loved horses, she also began ballroom dancing. As dancing got bigger, she was pulled in 2 directions. With winter being hard for horse activities, and dancing professionally is an opportunity only for a short time frame, she decided to focus on her ballroom dancing for the time being. She still does equine work for 2 local families and is an equine wellness consultant for Yucc' It Up Equine Supplements. She also began a side embroidery business that has grown by leaps and bounds, bringing back fond memories of her Homemaker of the Year days.