Sandra Scheller’s artistic life includes creating, repairing, designing costumes and clothing for film, theater, and the famous Martha Becket’s Amargosa Opera House near Death Valley, CA. Her designing and sewing skills came from her mom along with flamenco costume designer Vera Ray in the United States. She assists Vilen Golovko of The Flying Cranes aerial ballet and trapeze for over 19 years, with acts in Cirque Du Soleil and Ringling Brothers Circus, China, Germany and Russia. Numerous CD music covers include Sandra’s photography including Los Romeros and Ninel Novikova. She worked 9 years at the Cirque De Soleil as a technician in wardrobe, coached and was head of the wardrobe for Cirque Du Monde, wrote and performed a solo show at the Amargoso Opera House entitled “If These Walls Could Talk” and was nominated as the Artist of the Year in the stage of Nevada 2010. She graduated from San Diego State University and received her teaching credentialing from UCLA. She won the Top Female Mime Award at the National Mime Festival n 1975 and 1976, performed numerous commercials as a mime, guest performed in Reading Rainbows and Sesame St. along with the dancing in Rayna’s Spanish Ballet. She is married, has raised 2 boys and now assists with the needs of her Mom, a job and responsibility that takes priority over everything.
Sandra asked her mom is she was comfortable talking about her concentration camp experience, since it was not talked about as a child growing up in the Sax household. Her work in documenting her Mother’s life story is noting short of miraculous because she was able to understand first hand about Ruth’s childhood while teaching us to NEVER FORGET.
The book has received the IUNIVERSE editor’s choice award, the Gayle Mc Candliss Literacy Award 2017, Multicultural Motion Pictures Association 2017-2018 author/documentary award, Readers Favorite Five star award, recognition from President Barack Obama and the CIA, Honorable Minister of Culture and Education Ms. Kadis in Cyprus, in Cyprus’ School curriculum in Nicosia as well as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC.
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