Welcome to The Children's Ballet and Movement Co.
“I wanted to create a place, a space, a home, where children can not only be themselves creatively and learn the fundamentals of ballet and movement; but an environment where they’re allowed to grow and tap into their inner happiness. Where I can cultivate that energy and give it room to flourish. That’s what dance has done for me, and that's what I want to give in return.” -Cassandra Ferreira (Founder, Owner & Instructor)
In 2005 Cassie earned her B.A. in Dance & Theater at Keene State College, New Hampshire. While at Keene, Ms. Ferreira had the opportunity to dance with choreographers and modern companies, including Robert Battle, Shawn Currin, and Axis Dance Company. She choreographed and performed with in the dance department at Keene State for two years, also, creating dance curriculum for after school programs. Soon after graduation Cassie joined the teaching staff at Pioneer Valley Ballet (PVB) in Easthampton, MA. Throughout her 10 years at PVB she instructed elementary through intermediate ballet and modern technique. While teaching at PVB she also joined the operating staff as their Office Manager and Bookkeeper. Cassie has appeared in full length ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, she also performed in PVB's outreach programs. Most recently Ms. Ferreira joined the contemporary dance company The Movery, based in Hadley, MA, and performed with them throughout the Pioneer Valley.