Cassandra Surianello began her formal dance training at the age of 3 years old. After graduating high school Cassandra chose to pursue a career in dance, studying at Point Park University receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance, under the direction of Ruben Graciani.
Cassandra has varied her studies by attending numerous training programs such as Alonzo Kings Lines Contemporary Ballet, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Visceral Dance Chicago and Axis Connect. She has had the honor to study the works of Crystal Pite, Andy Blankenbuehler, William Forsythe, Alejandro Cerrudo, Hofesch Shechter and Alexandra Damiani. Performing works by world renown choreographers such as Ohad Naharin, Dwight Rhoden, Cindy Salgado and Sonya Tayeh.
Professional credits for Cassandra include touring internationally as the Principal Dancer of Rasta Thomas' "Rock the Ballet" (Bad Boys of Ballet), The Broadway Dance Lab (performing works by choreographers such as Robbie Fairchild and Brooke Wendle), Principal Dancer performances with The Orasano Project, and MTV Live. Also, modeling and film with companies such as Makeup Forever, Sephora and HBO.
Cassandra is excited to be apart of the Groove faculty where she hopes to share her love and passion for dance!
You can catch Cassandra on faculty during Groove's 2019 Conventions this fall!