Cassie James - Guest Teacher


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Double Degree - U.N.S.W 2007
Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Education (Dance, Theatre and Performance Studies)

Cassandra has been dancing for over 23 years. Beginning her ballet training at the age of three, she went on to successfully complete RAD Graded and Major Examinations. She studied all styles including modern, contemporary, jazz, national character, tap and hip hop. Cassandra was accepted to attend Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, where she completed her HSC with impressive results in Dance and Classical Ballet. She received The NHSPA Award for Outstanding Commitment to Dance, 1st Place in NSW HSC Classical Ballet, and the Proficiency Award for High Achievement in NSW Dance. Cassandra represented the school at various events and festivals as part of the Senior Dance Company, and her HSC Dance works were chosen for performance at ‘Callback’.

Cassandra went on to study Dance and Education at the University of New South Wales, graduating with a double degree of Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Education (Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies). She has been teaching and choreographing all styles of dance for nine years, with a particular passion and interest in the contemporary genre. She has recently choreographed for numerous schools in the region, with works chosen as part of the 2011 NSW State Dance Festival. Cassandra is passionate about developing student’s interest, commitment and technique in dance. She hopes for her students to achieve a sense of enjoyment and personal fulfillment from dance, at all levels.