Shaina Sandoval was born to Samuel and Lisa Sandoval in Albuquerque, NM on January 10th, 1992. She grew up in Texas and shared acting coach Cathy Sullivan with Selena Gomez, Jeremy Becerra, Cody Linley, and Demi Lovato, and more talent.
She moved to Dallas, Texas at one years old, and currently divides her time between Scottsdale, Arizona and Los Angeles, California. She got her start in Dallas in commercial work at 13 years old. Her first foray in film acting was in 2006 in which she had a feature role in Rain. She went on to appear in In Search of the American Dream: El Nacional, Nico-The Millionaire, and the music video Saved. She also appeared in Ungirlfriendable, and the independent film Midnight Clear, which starred Stephen Baldwin and K Callan.
Shaina's commercial work includes spots for AT&T, Pei Wei, WalMart, Denny's, InventNow.org, and Cowboys & Indians Magazine. She is also an experienced dancer, having served as a principal with Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico in Dallas, and soloing for the National Hispanic Celebration at the Majestic Theatre, as well as guest appearing in The Ancestors at the Majestic. Shaina studied with the Dance Continuum and Les Jordan at North Central Ballet in Texas. Shaina is proficient in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, and Hip-Hop. Shaina has practiced yoga for 10 years and is an avid hiker. Shaina has made appearances on ABC 15 Sonoran Living in Phoenix, CBS News 11 in Dallas, Univision, Telemundo, Latino Talk TV and various radio stations throughout Texas. Her lead role as "Angelica" in the feature film In Search of the American Dream premiered in California, Texas, New York,