Xandra grew up in an artistic environment and began her career in the early 1980s. At the very young age of fourteen singing at the professional jazz club circuit by working together with her father, a recommended jazz musician. Her mom is a classical singer. Xandra studied voice training at the Dutch Conservatory in 1988.
She changed her direction in the late ’80s by enrolling in the school of Arts in Amsterdam, studied art history, training how to draw to make compositions for jewelry design. She worked as a jeweler for several big diamond companies in Amsterdam until 1995. To switch again in 1997 to educate herself as a graphic designer and photo retoucher for several magazines and newspapers. She worked on the sideline as a professional musician till 2015.
Xandra took up photography in 2013 and started photographing the streets of Amsterdam and the Red Light District. A talented photographer with many interests in the lifestyles of people to create art and experimental photography.