Cassiah Pryor

Owner/ Artistic Director & Instructor

  • Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers (Gold Seal Graduate – Teacher of Dance)
  • Acro Dance Teachers Association – Certified Member
  • B. Ed – Bachelor of Education
  • BA [Hons] Drama Communication Media & Film
  • Dance Educator & Adjudicator 
  • Studio Black Head Choreographer
  • Dance Specialist – WECDSB
  • First Aid Certified 
  • National Elite Team Choreographer
  • Touring member of Dance Attack Workshops
  • Luv 2 Dance – Special Awards Judge 

Cassiah has been dancing since the age of 2 , and competing internationally in Dance Competitions, Beauty Pageants and Talent Shows across the country. She has won such titles as Little Miss Canada, Miss Cover Girl, and Miss Shinning Star. At the age of 13, Cassiah underwent a teaching apprenticeship training program and began teaching dance. She has excelled as a competitive dancer, choreographer and teacher, with her strengths highlighted in Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Ballet, Musical Theatre and Hip-Hop. Cassiah has also worked with National and Provincial Gymnasts choreographing floor routines, beam routines, and creating poise in their overall presentations.

Cassiah has obtained her BA Honors in Drama & Communications, Media and Film, as well as her Bachelor of Education teaching diploma. Cassiah graduated with a gold seal from the ADAPT (Associated Dance Arts for Professional Teachers) teachers training program, where she completed an extensive 3 years of training in the styles of Tap and Jazz under the direction of Brian and Faye Foley. She is also one of the few teachers in southern Ontario to have received her certification from Acrobatique AcroDance. Cassiah is currently the ‘Dance Specialist’ for the Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board and teaches the specialized ‘Dance Academy’ classes at Cardinal Carter. 

Cassiah has an extensive background in all areas of the performing arts, and over 20 years of experience. She is known for her knowledge of dance, and has won countless awards for her unique and creative choreography. Her passion for dance and the performing arts is most evident  through her teaching techniques, energetic classes, and positive influence on dancers.

Choreography:

Cassiah has been very honoured to dance and choreography for major  musicals like;

A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2018)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (2016)

A DISNEY SPECTACULAR (2015)

WEST SIDE STORY (2014)

NIGHT OF A THOUSAND STARS (2014)

LEGALLY BLONDE (2013)

CABARET (2010)

Cassiah is known for her ability to bring a songs to life, and has won countless awards for her creative choreography.

 

 

 

Workshops/ Classes:

Cassiah is a touring member of the Dance Attack Workshops staff and faculty and has had the privilege to dance and work with dancers such as; tWitch, Stacey Tookey, Tara Jean Popowich, Willdabest, Jordan Clark, Denise Wall, and many more. Cassiah is also one of the few teachers on faculty with the ability to teach Acro based workshops, and is in high demand to share her knowledge of this particular style of dance.

Cassiah has also brought her love of dance into many elementary and highschool classrooms, by teaching curriculum based dance classes, and encouraging students to get active.

 

Adjudicating:

Cassiah is a member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, and has had the opportunity to adjudicate at many dance and talent competitions across Canada. She is also a certified examiner under the Acrobatqiue AcroDance Syllabus.

Cassiah has had the privilege to sit on various judging panels for auditions, and scholarships which were not limited to just dance but also included singing and acting.

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