I recently had the chance to ask Cassie Van Wolde some questions about her journey as a ballerina. Cassie is a phenomenal dancer, she graces the stage with incredible poise and elegance. Her dedication and love for ballet is incredible. Below are her responses.
Q1: When did you start ballet?
I started dance when I was 5
Q2: Where do you currently dance?
I dance in the Dutch National Trainee Program
Q3: How long have you been en pointe for?
I’ve been en points for about 4/5 years
Q4: What pointe shoes do you currently wear?
I wear Soffolk Spotlights
Q5: How did you first get involved in ballet?
My mom placed me in ballet when I was young because I had so much energy and then I fell in love with it.
Q6: What is your favourite variation?
My favorite variation is Giselle
Q7: What company would you love to work for?
I’d love to work for any company in Europe but my dream is Het National Ballet
Q8: Do you have a favourite memory/moment in ballet?
My favorite memory was performing in the Golden Swan Gala and seeing some amazing professional dancers perform from the wings!
Q9: Who are your ballet roles models? Dancers that inspire you.
One of my inspirations in Jessica Xuan
Q10: Best advice you’ve ever received from a teacher?
Work smarter not necessarily harder
Q11: Classical or romantic tutu?
Q12: What do you like to do when you aren’t dancing (your free time)?
When I’m not dancing I’m usually doing school so I can work on graduating early!