Sandie Luna

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Bronx, NY

Sandie Luna is an Afro-Latine immigrant artist, cultural steward, educator, mother, and doula. As the Executive Director at ID Studio Theater in the South Bronx, she leverages her background to empower immigrant communities through the performing arts, enhancing their social and artistic development. Sandie teaches at SUNY New Paltz in both the Theater Arts and Latin American & Caribbean Studies Departments, where her courses cover Latin American drama, acting, as well as race, gender, and performance.

Born in the Dominican Republic and relocating to the U.S. as a teenager, Sandie’s journey across cultures as an Afro-Latina immigrant has profoundly shaped her artistic and professional endeavors. Her personal experiences, particularly as a Black birthing body, drove her to become a doula advocating for reproductive justice, focusing on supporting BIPOC birthing bodies.

Her commitment to driving change led her to enroll in the Next Economy MBA program, which emphasizes developing sustainable and inclusive growth strategies. Sandie’s diverse contributions to the arts and her community were recognized with a 2023 BRIO Award for artistic excellence.

Based in the Bronx, Sandie is actively involved in dreaming up new projects and initiatives that contribute to her community.

“I am excited to connect with other leaders in the Latine arts community to strengthen our collective impact and foster dialogue and collaborations in a nurturing environment. I look forward to deepening my skills in areas critical to the sustainability and growth of arts organizations so I can ensure that our artistic expressions and cultural narratives are uplifted, integrated and appreciated within the broader societal framework.”