Also an award-winning journalist and author, she writes about a broad range of topics including health and fitness, narrative non-fiction "as told to" stories, women’s issues, fashion, beauty, celebrities, psychology and mental well-being, money and work, parenting and grandparenting, relationships, and dance. Sondra is a winner of the prestigious National
Magazine Award, given jointly by the Columbia University Graduate School of
Journalism and the American Society of Magazine Editors, for a narrative
non-fiction piece in Good Housekeeping
entitled "The Families Left Behind". Her by-line has appeared in many
major magazines, among them Town &
Country, Redbook, Gourmet, Cosmopolitan, Family Circle, Dance Magazine, and Ladies' Home Journal. She was a
contributor to the iconic "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" column in LHJ
and served as LHJ's Executive Editor. Her articles for LHJ are now onlne at Divine Caroline. Her other staff posts were Features
Editor at Cosmopolitan under the
legendary Helen Gurley Brown, and Articles Editor at Bride's. Sondra is the
author or co-author of twelve books published by such respected houses as
Ulysses Press, Crown, Simon & Schuster, Dutton, and Grand Central.
A former ballerina, Sondra founded Ballet Ambassadors and served as Artistic Director from 2001 until 2014. The company, an arts-in-education outreach organization, received funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York City Department of Education, Suffolk County BOCES, Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Con Edison Strategic Partnerships, and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation as well as generous individual donors. Sondra was named a 2012 Purpose Prize Fellow by Encore.org for giving underserved young people the chance to share the stage with professional dancers in the classics and original ballets.
Sondra holds a masters degree from Harvard.