Sandra Portal-Andreu is a Miami-based Multidisciplinary Artist, and Choreographer of Colombian/Cuban descent. Her work is deeply rooted in community, social practice, and identity, exploring themes of culture, motherhood, and nature, utilizing movement, film, immersive experiences, and site activations. Portal-Andreu’s work has been supported by the Miami-Dade County Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Live Arts Miami, Movement Research at the Judson Church/ NYC, Miami Light Project, Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Dance on Camera NYC, PBS’ Filmmaker Project, Official Latino Art and Film Festival, The Deering Estate, NALAC, among others. Sandra is a 2021 Dance Miami Choreographers grant recipient
Portal-Andreu holds an MS from Barry University, BFA from Florida State University, and AA from the New World School of the Arts. She trained with renowned Director/Actor Thomas Richards at the Grotowski Workcentre in Pontedera, Italy, and has performed the works of Jose Limon, Gerri Houlihan, and Michael Foley. Her performance experience includes Arts Ballet Theatre of South Florida, Josée Garant Dance, Florida Grand Opera, Miami City Ballet, Juggerknot Theater Company, The Last Rafter now on HBO Max, Mango City By Emma Cuba and Dana DiPirri, and Dancer by Dara Friedman.
As a mother, educator, and arts cultivator, she has worked with institutions such as the New World School of the Arts, City Theatre Miami, Nova Southeastern University, ProjectArt Miami, Miami City Ballet School, and FSUdanceSARASOTA. When she is not in the studio, you can find her running her small biz of patented, sustainable home goods: Tappas! Sandra deeply thanks her family and friends for their continuous love and support.