Sandee Rodriguez began studying Ballet & Jazz at the age of six. She took lessons at Pamela Dunworth's studio in Dearborn, and participated in musical theater throughout high school. She began dancing in the HFCC Full Circle Dance Company in 1989, and returned to choreograph as an alumna every year thereafter. In 1995, a near fatal accident, leaving a one percent chance of survival, left her paralyzed, with a traumatic brain injury and in a deep coma. Through hard work in physical therapy, perseverance and a positive attitude, her talent as a choreographer was strengthened.