Cassidy Isaacson

Company Member since 2013
Apprentice, 2012
Trainee, 2011
GRBS Summer Intensive, 2011

Cassidy Isaacson began her ballet training at the age of 4 in her hometown of Redmond, Washington. She trained at Pacific Northwest Ballet (2002-2008) under the direction of Abbie Siegel, Meg Potter, Marisa Albee, Timothy Lynch, Elaine Bauer, and Eva Stone. She then went on to train privately with Deborah Hadley (2007-2011) in Bellevue, Washington. She spent summers training at the Pacific Northwest Ballet (2003- 2009) and Long Beach Ballet in China (2010), Julliard Summer Intensive (2011) in New York as well as the Grand Rapids Ballet Summer Intensive (2011). Cassidy joined Grand Rapids Ballet in 2011 as a trainee and is now a full company member. She performed at the Grand Rapids Art Prize awards ceremony in 2012. Cassidy also performed a piece by Marisa Hayes’ pas de deux Natural Phenomena: Nina Simone Suite with her partner Cao Chi Thanh of Hanoi Dance Theater in Paris (2012) and in Vietnam (2013). Cassidy performed in the Van Andel Arena for LiveArts in 2015.

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Roles

Original Featured Roles:

The Sofa, Olivier Wevers
Four Little Swans, Black Swan White Swan, Mario Radacovsky
Dreams, Rachael Riley
Limit(less), Rachel Riley
The Great Divorce, Preston Miller
Little Red Riding Hood, Patricia Barker
Nae Regrets, Brian Enos
And Etudes, Thomas Dancy
Slight, Penny Saunders
Doll, The Nutcracker, Val Caniparoli
Midsummer, Olivier Wevers
Written & Forgotten, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
One Take, Robyn Mineko Williams
Things You Can’t Take Back, Andrea Schermoly
To The River, Gina Patterson
People Are Disappointing Thank You, Andrew Bartee
Juana, Pedro Lozano Gomez


Featured Roles:

The Envelope, David Parsons
Light Rain, Gerald Arpino
Company B, Paul Taylor
Blue Bird Pas de Deux, Sleeping Beauty, Marius Petipa
And Etudes, Thomas Dancy
Cupid, Con Amore, Lew Christensen
arms that work, Andrew Bartee
This is Not a Raincoat, Olivier Wevers
Who Cares?, George Balanchine
Memorias Del Dorado, Annabelle Lopez Ocha
Beethoven, Mario Radacovsky
Moor’s Pavane, Jose Limon
Weather One, Susan Jaffe
One Charming Night, Sagi Gross

Roles:

The Four Temperaments, George Balanchine
Serenade, George Balanchine
Rubies, George Balanchine
Amazed in Burning Dreams, Kirk Peterson
Dracula, Roger Van Fleteren & Wes Chapman
Peter and the Wolf, Francis Lawrence
Romeo & Juliet, Mario Radacovsky
Why We Write, Shawn T. Bible

Interests

I have always loved animals. My family has had dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, snakes, and hawks.

When I’m not at the ballet I enjoy hiking, amusement parks, hot yoga, camping, swimming, and going to the movies with my friends and family.

Scary movies always are my first choice!

I have always loved teaching little kids to dance. They inspire me everyday and make me a better dancer.

On another note, if I could go anywhere in the world I would go to Ireland. My family is originally from Ireland, let alone the vibrant culture, historical sites, and beautiful landscapes wouldn’t be something to miss.

Lastly, I have a weakness for Queen Anne Chocolates, they are just so delicious!