Cassandra – featured 5/09

cassandrafd0509Cassandra is a local performer in Salem, Oregon. Cassandra has been taking belly dance for almost five years from Cira, and performs as a traditional and fusion dancer. She placed first in the Belly Dancer U.S.A. in the beginner category in 2006, and the troupe she performs with “Sisters of the Desert Moon,” lead by her instructor, placed third at the same competition in 2007.

Cassandra has also successfully put together a local show in downtown Salem at the Coffee House Cafe, which has been on going for over two years.

For almost a year now Cassandra has begun teaching tribal fusion classes with a mix of hip-hop and modern at Hip Trip Studio in Salem. Out of her class grew Cassandra’s tribal fusion troupe “Belly Funk.”

This upcoming school year Cassandra will be attending Western’s dance program so she can better reach her goal of performing and teaching dance.