Cassand Ballet, a school and company of the classical French ballet tradition, is dedicated to the continued ballet and dance training for children and adults from beginners to professionals. Cassand Ballet provides high quality training for dancers and brings rich and artistic productions for the community to enjoy.
Cassand Ballet is directed by Rodolphe Cassand, an artistic heir of the greatest French ballet masters, who has had an extensive career with international companies such as Ballet National de Marseille Roland Petit (France), Dance Theater of Harlem, American Ballet Theater (New York), and San Francisco Ballet.
Rodolphe Cassand develops the curriculum of Cassand Ballet based on his own training with Paris Opera Ballet masters and at Paris National Conservatory (CNSM). Rodolphe is committed to providing a pre-professional training based on the French ballet technique method. Placement, flexibility, precise footwork, emphasized epaulements, and port de bras technique combined, creating clarity and fluidity of movement in an dynamic and elegant style.
Boys class emphasize jumps, turns, petite batterie, grande batterie and bravura. Specific strength building exercises are added to the regular training to support male technique.
Women’s technique features high extensions, pointe work, strength and stamina in a graceful execution
Cassand Ballet serves the south bay peninsula and offers two distinct programs:
Youth ballet classes: 3 years old to 17 years old. : Introduction, basic, intermediate on pointe, advanced, pre-professional, and professional.
Adult ballet classes: 18 years old and up. Way up: Beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced; pointe class, partnering, and choreography.
We produce two or more shows per year. One in a theater with live audience during Christmas holidays and another in the Spring in our studio in a more relaxed setting.
We have helped produce one 11 y.o. and under place 2nd final standing at the 2014 Y.A.G.P competition. One of our Christmas show 2013 student placed 1st in the 10 years old and under at Y.A.G.P 2014 competition.
Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned veteran you will find supportive, creative and amicable training with us.
Welcome to our school!
Rodolphe Cassand - Artistic Director
Ballet - Conditioning - Performing Opportunities - Beginner through Professional