Cassie has been studying aerial arts since 2011. She enjoys mixing her extensive dance background with aerial to combine a vertical aesthetic with her horizontal dance on the ground. In 2013 Cassie began performing in aerial showcases, continuing to build a repertoire over the years. Her performance training includes over 30 years of dance (ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop). At the age of 5 through her college years, Cassie also studied musical theatre and performed in dozens of musicals. Professionally, Cassie has performed as a member of The Donlavy Dance Company, various private groups, and has received training from the American Ballet Theatre. She also has 10 years of experience directing children’s musicals and 8 years of directing a dance company for Twin Cities Church. Cassie started learning aerial silks in search of a new way to build strength. Eventually, she was hooked and hasn’t looked back. Aerial arts have definitely changed her life, expanding her horizons (or shall we say verticals), challenging her limitations, and inspiring her spirit.