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.”
-Cassie Ferreira (Founder & Instructor)
Cassandra Ferreira earned her BA in Dance & Theater at Keene State College, New Hampshire, in 2005. While at Keene, Ms. Ferreira had the opportunity to work with choreographers and modern companies, including Robert Battle, Shawn Currin, and Axis Dance Company. In 2005, she joined the teaching staff at Pioneer Valley Ballet (PVB) in Easthampton, MA, instructing elementary thru intermediate ballet classes and modern technique. From 2005 to 2012, in conjunction with teaching she also joined the operating staff at PVB as Office Manager & Bookkeeper. Cassie has appeared in full length ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, as well as performing in PVB's outreach programs. Most recently, Ms. Ferreira worked with the contemporary dance company The Movery, based in Hadley, MA, and performed with the company throughout the Pioneer Valley.