Sandra Powers is an Emmy-nominated Peruvian-American film director, writer and editor, based in Los Angeles. She has directed over fifteen music videos for many bands, including DeVotchKa and Timur and The Dime Museum. Sandra’s theater directorial debut will take place at Miami Light Project in February 2024 for “The Great Soviet Bucket” produced by Beth Morrison Projects.
Sandra received her BFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and MFA in Film Directing from the California Institute of the Arts. Following CalArts, she got her start in animation at Nickelodeon Animation Studio animatic editing on many shows, including “Legend of Korra”and eventually became lead editor on "Dora and Friends." In 2016 Sandra joined Disney Television Animation as lead editor on “Elena of Avalor,” and in 2020 moved onto Marvel’s “Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur.”
Storytelling, influenced by spooky, misunderstood characters of the fantastical and the macabre, remains an intense passion for Sandra. Originally from Miami, Sandra is a rare tropical vampire: she enjoys the sun’s grim heat, with a parasol of course, but truly feels alive surrounded by all the creepy creatures of the night.