Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Cassidy McAndrew began her training at age five in Stamford, CT. She was first cast in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® in 2003 and danced the role of Marie in 2006 and 2007. In 2009, Cassidy performed in American Ballet Theatre’s production of Le Corsaire, and, at age 11, began training at Ballet Academy East in New York City under the direction of Darla Hoover. While there, Cassidy had the opportunity to perform principal roles in ballets choreographed by Margo Sappington, Alan Hineline, Matthew Neenan, and Jenna Lavin.
Cassidy joined PBII for our 2016/2017 season and has performed with the company in Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, and Angel Corella’s Le Corsaire.
Prior to Philadelphia Ballet, she was an apprentice with Charlotte Ballet, where Patricia McBride mentored her for the principal role in George Balanchine’s Tarantella. She also performed George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, along with original works by David Morse and Mark Diamond, and the roles of Snow and Flowers in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker.