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Jake Casey Masterclass @ The Dance Center of Walla Walla

  • 13 Aug 2018
  • 16 Aug 2018
  • The Dance Center of Walla Walla - 129 E Alder St. Suite B, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

The Dance Center, directed by Idalee Hutson-Fish proudly presents:
Jake Casey Masterclass Intensive

August 13-16

Intermediate Level: 9-11 am Mon-Thurs $100
Advanced Level: 12-2 pm Mon-Thurs $100 

Jake Casey was born in Syracuse, New York, where he began his training with Kathleen Rathbun at the Syracuse City Ballet. He then moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to train on scholarship at the Rock School for Dance Education. During his summers, he studied on scholarship with the Boston Ballet and at the Chautauqua Institution. In the 2013-2014 Season Casey danced as a corps de ballet member with Ballet Idaho, and as an Artist with Lauren Edson & Dancers Under the artistic direction of Peter Anastos, he performed principal and soloist roles. In Summer of 2014, Jake joined the Cincinnati Ballet, where he danced as a corps de ballet member until Spring of 2017. With Cincinnati, he performed in ballets by Ohad Naharin, Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, Val Caniparoli, Viktor Plotnikov, Victoria Morgan, Septime Webre, Trey McIntyre, Edward Liang, Jennifer Archibald, Adam Houghland, and many others. Casey danced at the National Choreographer’s Initiative in Irvine, CA. In Summer of 2017, Casey moved to Europe to dance with the Estonian Theatre Vanemuine. While with Estonia he performed Soloist and Principal parts in Creations by some of Europe’s most sought-after choreographers. Choreographically, Jake has been commissioned by several companies to create new works. He has been commissioned by Cincinnati Ballet three times, Metamorphosis Dance Company(Trinidad), Pulse Dance Company( Alaska), and Stalder Dance(UK), to name a few. His work placed second at the Reverbdance Festival in NYC. Jake is also a member of the commercial dance world, where he is represented by DDO the Movement. Casey was a 2013 NYC Finalist for the Youth American Grand Prix. He also competed nationally as a Level 10 gymnast with USA Gymnastics, where he was an academic All-American. As a Guest Teacher and Artist, Jake has instructed and danced at institutions around the world

2018 Summer Ballet Series
The Dance Center of Walla Walla
129 East Alder Street Suite B
Walla Walla, WA 99362 

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