Sandra Shih Parks received her BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and her MFA in Choreography from Smith College, MA.
Originally from Taiwan, Sandra danced as a soloist with Four Seasons Ballet and Wu-I Dance Company in Taipei. She toured nationally and internationally with a Broadway production of the King And I. While directing her own production, she danced and choreographed over 80 live concerts. After moving to Boston, she danced with Bosoma Dance Company, Dance Collective, and Impulse Dance Company.
Sandra has presented work at venues including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Dixon Place, and Manhattan Center in New York City; Boston University Theater, Strand Theater, and Dance Complex in Boston, MA; 14th Street Playhouse and The Marcus Jewish Center in Atlanta, GA; Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN; Xinzhuang Cultural Performing Arts Center in Taipei. She also created commissioned work for Bosoma Dance Company in Boston, Cangelosi Dance Project and Of Moving Colors in Baton Rouge, LA.
Sandra was a member of the faculties at Boston University, Bridgewater State College, Colleges of Fenway, Kennesaw State University, Regis College, Smith College, and National Taiwan University of Arts. She is currently the Head of Dance Program and assistant professor at Louisiana State University.
In 2013, Sandra founded Women in Dance L.L.C. to celebrate and promote female leadership in dance, and she is the director of the international conference: Women in Dance Leadership Conference.