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is a proud native of the Philippines. His family moved to Queens when he was 11 years old when his parents decided, like many, to follow their American Dream. From a very young age Sergio showed talent for music and was belting out Tagalog power ballads and Disney tunes since the age of 6. Theatre was introduced into Sergio’s life when he was accepted into the prestigious LaGuardia High School of Music and Arts and Performing Arts as a Vocal Music Major. He performed in numerous productions, concerts, masterclasses, and sang with Citywide Youth Opera for 5 seasons training in Italian, German, French, English, and Spanish repertoire. He is honored to have trained with many living and late legions: Patrice Munsel, Martina Arroyo, and Reri Grist to name a few.
Upon his graduation Sergio was invited to The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival to perform in Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play boom, where he received a National Commendation for Outstanding Performance. This was a game changer in Sergio’s pursuits as a performer and is when he began to focus his career toward Theatre. Sergio graduated from Brooklyn College with a BFA in Acting, and has continued to work both locally in NYC and regionally around the United States over the course of the last few years, since his graduation.
Sergio is also a passionate educator. Upon his many other degrees and certificates he also received his Associates in Early Childhood Education from Hostos Community College as well as Nursing training. During his time at Hostos Sergio received both the Paula Zajan Award in Early Childhood Education & The William Morris Memorial Scholarship. Sergio believes deeply in the arts’ ability to impact and curate youth’s future voices. He is a proud voice for the Immigrant and Queer communities he is a part of. And advocates for disenfranchised youth currently teaching public speaking and college prep classes to high schoolers in the South Bronx. Obviously he loves kids, but he also loves a good bottle and has mastered the art of the Tongue pop