Sandra Emile established the Cache Valley Civic Ballet in 1982. Graduating from the North Carolina School of the Arts, she apprenticed with the American Ballet Theatre before coming to Logan. She has directed the ongoing production of The Nutcracker and many other full-length story ballets.
Sandy also began the Cache Valley Civic Ballet-School in 1986, where she could fulfill her love of teaching. She is accredited in the Cecchetti and Vaganova methods, and in the Paris Opera Ballet Syllabus. Her students have been accepted at many university dance programs and professional companies (e.g. Ballet West, Atlanta Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet, Houston Ballet, Austin Ballet, Boston Ballet, American School of Ballet, International Summer School Italia, Joffrey Ballet, Ballet Hawaii, University of Utah, Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, University of Wyoming, and more.).