Sandra Shih Parks
Assistant Professor of Dance
Sandra Parks received her M.F.A in choreography from Smith College with a fellowship, and her B.F.A in dance performance from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Sandra Parks is originally from Taiwan, where she received her training in ballet, modern and Chinese classical dance. She danced as a soloist with Four Seasons Ballet and Wu-I Dance Company in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from NYU, Sandra Parks toured nationally and internationally with the Broadway production of The King And I. Since 1996, Sandra Parks has appeared as a performer and choreographer in more than 75 dance productions in Atlantic City, Boston, Las Vegas and New York City. She served as the artistic director of her own dance company in New York City for more than six years. After moving to Boston, she danced with Bosoma Dance Company, Dance Collective, and Impulse Dance Company.
Cloud Gate Dance Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Wu-I Dance Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Four Seasons Ballet School, Taipei, Taiwan
Smith College, MA
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
Nicholas Leichter, Bebe Miller, Gus Solomans Jr. (Cunningham technique), Gwen Welliver
New Dance Group Arts Center, New York, NY
Steps on Broadway, New York, NY
Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY
Sandra Parks started her teaching career in 2000, and has since taught dance in schools, colleges and universities throughout the New England area:
Sandra Parks’ choreography is greatly influenced by her diverse dance training and performance career. Her work fuses different movement styles, such as modern and hip-hop, Chinese classical dance and modern, creating a unique movement vocabulary. Some of her recent choreographic works include:
Her commercial works have been presented at the following venues: