Not long after graduating with an art degree in sculpture, Sandi Ball began her journey in belly dance on a whim in 1998 when she attended classes at FatChanceBellyDance® with a friend, not knowing what belly dance was or what her future held with it. Wanting to continue with 3-dimensional art and with a love for puzzles, American Tribal Style® belly dance satisfied her need for versatility, improvisation and efficiency—creating art in movement. A keen eye for detail, artistry and teamwork has aided her journey through the roles of student, performer, troupe member, teacher, and mentor. Her 10+ years as a teacher and performer for FCBD® continue with ongoing collaborations and workshops. When not in her belly dance role, she is a pet sitter in the San Francisco bay area and the maker of HiBeam Bindis & Sandi’s Ocean jewelry.