With most of my career in Portugal, I've had the opportunity to act in a variety of mediums, playing
very different characters, human and not, female and male, and of all ages and socio-economical backgrounds.
This has allowed me to develop my range... and have a blast while at it! :)
In the United States, my focus has been mostly on on-camera work.
My most relevant "(arche)types" are the CARE-GIVER and the SAGE (mother, nurse, social worker, medical doctor, phychologist, teacher, journalist, lawyer...)
And I'd summarize my most marketable characteristics as "empathetic, joyful and intelligent care-giver of strong vulnerability, who can be stubborn and aggressive, at times".
Sandra is a Portuguese actress and former dancer, currently based in NYC.
Between Dance and Acting, she has performed in Portugal, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the USA.
Some of her past credits include:
- Film: shorts and indie features
- TV, fiction: series, soaps, animation voiceover
- TV, other: music videos, commercials, show co-hosting (gameshow, variety talkshow), gala performances, talkshow guest appearences.
- Theatre: 24 productions, including Fool for Love (as May) in Lisbon, and He & She (as She) in NYC.
She's a certified and experienced teacher, with a Licentiate degree in Clinical Psychology.
Sandra has a deep interest in transformation through art, and a profound admiration of "The Innocence Project", with which she hopes to, one day, collaborate.
She's still a proud member of "CDA", the theatre company/cultural association she co-founded/directed, in Portugal (2004-13), where she was also a producer, an occasional writer and director.
I'm a co-founder of the Portuguese non-for-profit theatre group and cultural association "Companhia de Actores" (CDA), having integrated its board from the foundation, in 2004, until 2013. It was born from my relationship with Antônio Terra,
and fed by his desire to create his own theatre language, our wish to keep developing as artists, and our dream to use art to change lives.
We gave it sweat, tears, and I think actually some blood...
Our social work was granted 2 awards: a Merit Award from Oeiras City Hall to the Company; and one from the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to that same City Hall, for CDA's "Ampliarte Project - Culture and social intervention", which they supported and of which I am also a co-founder.
For CDA, besides performing, I also taught, produced, and dabbled into writing and directing.
In the US, I'm focusing in the NY market.
I deeply care about a few social causes, and whole-heartedly wish to one day collaborate with "The Innocence Project", which work I profoundly admire.
I share my life with my husband and adopted puppy.