Sandi Ross came to Canada from Minneapolis, Minnesota, fourteen years ago. She came with nine years of professional theatre experience and a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Minnesota. As a black actor working in Canada at a time when actors of colour were considered a risk, Sandi found few in the performing arts who would take her seriously. Sandi persisted in her performing career, earning theatre credits across the country: Theatre Passe Muraille, Magnus Theatre, Toronto Workshop Productions, Stratford Festival, Theatre London and Factory Theatre. In addition to theatre, Sandi has also worked in film and television including ENG, Street Legal and Night Heat.
In recent years, Sandi has focused her talent into organizing for change. She is the founding editor of Into the Mainstream, a talent directory of visible and audible minority members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA). This directory is now in its second printing and has helped visible and auditory minority performers be considered for more roles. She is currently President of the Equity Showcase Theatre Board of Directors; Vice President, Toronto Branch Council of ACTRA; Chair, Equal Opportunities Committee of ACTRA, National & Toronto Branch.