SANDRINE CASSINI | CHOREOGRAPHER
Originally from Nice, France, Sandrine Cassini studied at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris and won the Professional Prize at the Prix de Lausanne before joining the Paris Opera Ballet. Sandrine joined Ballets de Monte-Carlo as a first soloist, where she danced major roles in works by Balanchine, Forsythe, Neumeier, Duato Kylian and Maillot. Her career then took her to Zuriche Ballet, San Jose Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, National Theater Mannheim and most recently, Bejart Ballet. She has performed leading roles in works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Heinz Spoerli, Maurice Bejart, Alonzo King, and John Neumeier.
Sandrine has choreographed works on Staatstheater Regensburg, Ballet Victoria, Dances for Small Stages in Vancouver, and National Theater Mannheim. In the Bay Area, she has created a works on the LINES Ballet BFA Program and Dance Theatre of San Francisco. In 2014 she left the U.S. to become the Ballet Mistress for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Sandrine began working with DTSF during it's debut season in 2013. With a unique artistic awareness and an inspiring spirit, she creates striking works that are visually complex and beautiful and fit perfectly into DTSF’s innovative repertoire.