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Connie Cassidy
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Connie Cassidy | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Connie began her studies with Violette Bryant Schadler and as a teen was an assisant to Mrs. Schadler. She and Ross McDowell opened a studio in 1958 and continued their studies with Marie Buczkowski of South Bend.
 
She has performed with Indiana Dance Theater, Trilogy Dance Center and in local theater productions. She was choregrapher for the St Joseph Public Schools from 1961-1988 and has been owner-director of the Connie Cassidy School of Dance since 1960.


Cammie Hernandez
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Cammie Hernandez | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Cammie began her studies with Ross McDowell, Miss Connie, Marie Buczkowski and has continued with Rod Fukino and other fine teachers.
 
She studied at the Dallas Ballet Academy and has performed with the Indiana Dance Theater, Trilogy Dance Center and in local productions.
 
She has been a teacher and choreographer for the YWCA, Lake Michigan College, St Joseph Public Scools, Lake Michigan Catholic and Michigan Lutheran Schools. She was choreographer and assisant coach to Agape Equestrian Centers 1999 National Reserve Grand Champion Vaulting Team.

Lorraine Mikesell
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Lorraine Mikesell | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Lorraine began her studies with Billie Jacobson, Ross McDowell and Connie Cassidy. She has trained with such notable teachers as Marle Buczkowski, Audre Deckmann Mendel and Jurgen Schnieder of ABT.
 
She has performed with the South Bend Civic Ballet and Trilogy Dance Center.


Sara Steinke
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Sara Steinke | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Sara has studied with Miss Connie, Miss Cammie, Ross McDowell, Lorraine Mikesell and Audre Deckmann Mendel.
 
She furthered her training while at Michigan State University and also studied with Elizabeth Williams while in the Lansing area. After moving to Portland, Oregon, she continued her training with Tim Ryan and Margarite Hanson.


Kara Isaacson-McLean
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Kara Isaacson-McLean | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Kara has a Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University with a Minor in Dance. She has been passionate about dance her whole life but thought she had closed the chapter on it until she learned that Connie Cassidy offered adult classes.
 
She began taking ballet and tap in September 2005 and became an assistant teacher in the fall of 2007 when her middle daughter started classes. She also leads a dance team at her church.
 
Kara is married to Shane who danced in the 2008 Recital and they have three daughters. Two of them are current students and the youngest is a future student.

Breanne Shine
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Breanne Shine | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Breanne was born and raised in St. Joesph, MI, and started dancing when she was 2 1/2 years old at Connie Cassidy's School Of Dance, following in the footsteps of 6 of 7 of her older siblings. Breanne has been student teaching for the past 6 years and thoroughly enjoys teaching the young students, as well as taking classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Pointe at Miss Connie's.
 
Breanne believes that dance should encourage others to have self confidence and poise in moving their body while having fun. When Breanne isn't dancing she can be found spending time with her huge family or making pottery, going on bikes rides and doing Pilates.

Caitlin Hernandez
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Caitlin Hernandez | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Information to come.
 


Jessica Hayward
Connie Cassidy School of Dance | Jessica Hayward | Dance Studio | Dance Lessons | Dance School | Southwestern Michigan Born and raised in Northern California, Jessica began doing yoga at age 10. She went to Arizona State University in Phoenix where she began taking Pilates classes at a local fitness club. While she still loves yoga, she enjoys the core workout and overall challenge she gets from a Pilates workout. She has struggled with her weight her entire life and when she began combining Pilates with her usual cardio workouts a few times a week, she noticed a huge difference in her body. Since she loved how fun and relaxing the classes were, she began teaching at the club.
 
In March, her Public Relations agency moved her to St. Joseph to work in-house for Whirlpool. After looking for a Pilates class to take and realizeing there were none that worked with her schedule, she contacted Miss Connie to start a partnership at her studio. She is passionate about nutrition and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and looks forward to getting the the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor community as excited about Pilates as she is.

 

Jazz Dancing | Pilates | Ballet | Pre Ballet | Modern Dance | Adult Dancing | Berrien County | St Joseph

 
 
 
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