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About

About Cassie

 

About Cassie...

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Cassie is a two-time finalist for the Capezio A.C.E. Awards for Choreographic Excellence and was the SDCF Observer for Josh Bergasse for the 2014 Broadway Revival of On The Town. Her choreography can be seen in two feature films: Waiting in the Wings, the Musical (featuring Lee Meriwether & Shirley Jones) and it’s sequel, Still Waiting (featuring Bruce Vilanch, Seth Rudetsky, & Chita Rivera). A California native, Cassie has remained bi-coastal. She was the director/choreographer for the Miss California Pageant, and was recently nominated for a Theatre Bay Area Award for her choreography in Center Repertory Theatre’s production of The Liar. Other favorite credits include BC Beat, the Neighborhood Playhouse, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Cabrillo Stage, NY Theatre Barn, Daniel Gold’s Leg Up On Life, and New York New Works Festival on Theatre Row. Cassie is currently the Artistic Director and Curator of the Danza Highbridge Festival, an annual event where members of the Washington Heights community are treated to a professional dance performance in a drained Olympic size wading pool. As a lifelong advocate for arts accessibility with a true passion for storytelling, Cassie started ThruLines, a dance initiative dedicated to reaching those who may not have regular access to theatrical experiences. Under the ThruLines bannerhead, Cassie has continued to explore narrative dance as a unifying tool on the diverse audiences of Washington Heights through the creation of two new works: Alexa, a new site-specific experience created with Roddy Kennedy and Ali Marconi at the Inwood Art Works Pop-Up Culture Hub; and The Last Bite, which Cassie conceived, choreographed, and directed at the 3,400-seat United Palace Theatre (NYC). When she is not creating in the studio, she can be found at home making candles, sewing, or playing with her two favorite cats, Lily & Holly.