Creative Dance, Lyrical and Dance Team Instructor
Cassandra started her dance career in musical theater. While she attended Fitchburg State College, she was the choreographer for Lowell High School’s competing Show Choir as well as numerous local community theater productions. She also instructed lyrical classes for the FSC Dance Club and choreographed and performed in FSC’s productions of Romeo and Juliet and Zorba! She graduated from Fitchburg State College with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education and a double major in Theater. She served as choreography adjudicator for the Mill City Show Choir Festival from 2008-2010. Currently, she is a first-grade teacher in Lowell Public Schools and shares her love of dance with her students by incorporating movement into their daily routine. Cassandra has been an instructor and choreographer at Gotta Dance for over 15 years. She teaches many styles, but she adores lyrical, contemporary, and tap. She enjoys working with serious dancers who want to grow their technique and is proud being a choreographer for the Gotta Dance Competition Team. Cassandra shares her love for dance with her daughter, Sophia.
I chose this picture because of what dance means to me at this time in my life. This picture was taken when I was pregnant with my son 9 years ago. When I put on this costume, I remember wondering, “What am I doing!? Is it time to hang up my slippers and call it quits?!” But then I remembered an important fact. I hadn’t devoted myself to dance till my late teen years unlike most dancers who start as a child. I still love it every time I step onto a stage as much as the very first time I performed. So the older I get, every single day I still get to call myself a dancer and an artist, the more I appreciate the opportunity to do so! Dance is a chance for me to share the creative ideas I have and see them come to fruition. I hope I keep dancing and sharing that love as long as I am able because it’s a gift I give myself!