USA Dance Chapter 3012 (Delaware Valley/Philadelphia region), and is also the past Secretary of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She is currently on the USA Dance Invigilation Committee.
Sandra Fortuna was awarded the Community Service Award by the National Dance Council of America in 2008 for her work in developing, supporting and promoting Wheelchair DanceSport. She is also the author of the copyrighted technique manual Wheel Ease, written to describe in full the feet, wheels, wheelwork, connection and lead for wheelchair partner dancing. She is an original founding member and artistic director of the American Dance Wheels Foundation.
Sandra is also a former co-organizer of the Atlantic Coast Championships and the Philadelphia Dance Festival.Social Dance teacher for the etiquette and dance course, “Junior Dance” for 7th and 8th graders of Haddonfield for five years.
In 2004, Sandra Fortuna lectured at the USISTD Summer Congress panel. At the Constitution State Challenge, she has lectured for adjudicators and all of the invited guests. She has also presented educational speeches at the Yuletide Ball Congress as well as the American Star Ball Championship Sunday Congress.
Sandra Fortuna was given the opportunity to speak at the Abilities Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and at the New York Metro Convention where she spoke about the advantage of DanceSport to people with disabilities. In Florida and in Kansas, Sandra lectured and presented two days worth of training for wheelchair DanceSport companies. She also wrote a teachers’ training manual for wheelchair dancing known as Wheel Ease.
Sandra Fortuna has shared and continues to share her love and knowledge of Ballroom Dancing with the younger generations as she visits many schools, churches, clubs, and organizations to present the history of partner dance.
In 2013, Sandra was a choreographer and teacher for the 10 week "Brilliance Readiness Cotillion" for the Camden, NJ City Mayor’s Office Youth Leadership Program.10 Dance finalists, national Amateur Latin runners-up, as well as champions of Pro-Am 'A' Latin and champions of Pro-Am 'A' Rhythm at the US Open DanceSport Championships.
She has also coached several successful dance school owners and successful professional candidates for the USISTD certification.
- Danced professionally with Philadelphia Opera Ballet and Jordan Ballet
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
- 1973-1981 - Danced professionally in American Style Rhythm, Theater Arts
- 1987: 3rd place US Top Teacher Championships
- 1988: 2nd place US Top Teacher Championships
- 1989: 1st place US Top Teacher Championships
- 1993: Top Female Teacher of NADOA Challenge of Champions
- Grand International Latin Finalist at the North American Championships
- Grand International Latin Finalist Imperial Championships
- Grand International Latin Finalist Imperial Star Championships
- Grand International Latin Finalist East Coast Championships
- Grand International Latin Finalist Mid US Championships
- Grand International Latin Finalist Virginia State Championships
- Top at the US Open DanceSport Championships Pro-Am 'A' International Latin category
- Member of the DEA in Modern, Latin, American Style and Theater Arts
- Licentiate in the ISTD
- Quintuple Fellow National Dance Teachers Association of America
- Quintuple Fellow United States Terpsichore Association
- Coach to finalists in USA Dance Nationals finals of Youth, Amateur, and Senior categories
- Coach to first wheelchair couple to represent the USA at the European IPC Championships
- Choreographer to first wheelchair couple to represent the UK at the European IPC Championships
- Coach to Professional Dancers on "Dancing with the Stars" and "Strictly Come Dancing"
- Choreographer of the BBC production "Dancing On Wheels"
- Choreographer of the TLC production "Dancer With the Tiny Legs"
- Original Founder of American Dance Wheels
- Former National Committee Member of the USISTD
- Former vice-president of the USA Dance Chapter 3012
- Successful trainer for professional certifications of the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
- Author of "Wheel Ease"
- Atlantic Coast Championships, Former Co-Organizer
- Philadelphia Dance Festival, Former Co-Organizer
- Licensed and Certified by the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF)
- USA Dance Invigilation Committee, Member
- WDC World Pro-Am Championships
- La Classique du Québec
- Canadian Amateur Championships
- North American Championships
- United States DanceSport Championships
- Eastern United States Championships
- Atlantic Dancesport Challenge
- Yankee Classic Championships
- Ohio Star Ball Championships
- USA Dance National DanceSport Championships
- USA Dance Regionals
- Dancing Classrooms Finals
- Northcoast Championships
- Constituion State Championships
- Cincinnati Ballroom Classic
- Heart of America Championships
- Yuletide Ball Championships
- Virginia State Championships
- Baltimore-Washington Open
- Harvest Moon Ball
- Kings Ball DanceSport Competition
- Manhattan Dance Championships
- American Star Ball Championships
- New Jersey Open Championships