Sandra Jones, a native of Winterville, NC began her formal theatrical training at NC A&T State University and is proud of her “Aggie” roots. Sandra graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in Acting (Meisner trained) from East Carolina University. While there, Sandra trained in jazz and blues vocals under Carroll Dashiell and Eve Cornelius. Sandra’s career has included film, television, theater, directing, and many wonderful experiences on stage with the greatest being co-starring with Dr. Maya Angelou in Langston Hughes’ Tambourines To Glory for GM Productions of Charlotte, NC in 1994.
Sandra has had a long history of theatre and since relocating to Greensboro has worked with local companies in Simply Simone as Nina Simone (UNCG), as Fannie Lou Hamer (NC Touring Theatre, Maryland tour) at the International Civil Rights Museum as Shirl’ Jean in Dreams of a King (Naroshimi Theatre Company). Sandra was seen as Mother Shaw in NCBRT’s production of Crowns in the 2013 International Black Theatre Festival. Sandra served as coordinator for Women’s Empowerment – More Than Conquerors at the International Civil right Museum during Women’s History month, 2013.
Sandra began this journey with Mother Sojourner Truth many years ago and is still amazed as research continues to unfold startling events in the life of this great woman.
“My performances are also tribute to the woman of truth in my own life, my Mother, the late yet always present in Spirit, Mrs. Mavis Jones. I love you Momma. Thank you always for everything.”