Sandra's background includes teaching as a Lecturer of Dance Studies at USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree from USC's Rossier School of Education and will obtain her EdD in Organizational Change & Leadership (Fall 2019). Her latest work is a curation of moving images that demonstrate how dance impacts pop culture on

Sandra's academic achievements include a Master's Degree in Communication Mgmt. (USC, 2015), Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (Univ. of Oregon, 2000) and VOGUE Fashion Certificate (Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design, 2014) in London, UK. 

Sandra appeared on Lifetime's hit show Dance Moms, was a top finalist on Season 1 of FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno singing backup for both Paulina Rubio and Katharine McPhee and danced in music videos for Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Chelo, The Game, Katharine McPhee, Raphael Saadiq, Marie Serenholt, Cascada and Too Short. Her resume also includes work as an actor in The Day The Earth Stood Still, commercials for Fruit of the Loom, Subway & Nationwide Insurance as well as publishing/editing magazines, books and articles on dance.