I had a model search going for dancers and this young woman was brought to me by a friend of a friend. I am so glad she was. Kasi is an excellent dancer and a total sweetheart. At 24 years old, she knows exactly what she wants to do. Being a Texas native from San Antonio, she has the Texas twang in her talk and the Texas attitude in her walk. She dances with grace and poise with is no surprise that she teaches dance at Center Stage here in Odessa.
When asked about her dancing, Kasi replied, "I started dancing when I was 10 in a ballet class and didn't like my teacher so I quit after a year. In my 7th grade year my neighbor and close friend begged and convinced me to audition for a private competitive dance team, Star Dancers, with her and at first I refused but eventually went for support, not knowing I'd make the team with her! From then on out, I fell in love with the dance world and found my greatest passion in dance. I dance as I breathe. Dance gives me a way to express myself through movement, and create pieces that will inspire others to do what they love as well! I started teaching dance to help spread the love of the art, but also bring it to light, that dance IS a sport, and the arts should be held just as highly as football or baseball or other team type sports." I couldn't agree more Kasi.
Kasi has been in a large number of dance groups and competitions in her lifetime thus far. Her list is quite lengthy. She's been involved in Star Dancers, Round Rock Dragonettes where she served as officer for 2 years, helped found Rockswag Hip Hop club at Round Rock, and also founded PRIDE Dance Club at Texas State Univ, and attended Texas State University in pursuit of my BFA in Dance Education. She participated in many dance performances while attending there. She began teaching at Dance N Groove in Hutto, TX and taught at that studio for 2 years, until she then moved to Odessa and started to teach at Center Stage Dance Studio.
Kasi says in 5 years, "I'm hoping to still be teaching, maybe in an ownership type setting. I'd love to have my own studio and encorporate fitness programs into my class schedule as well, not just dance! Zumba, Yoga, Barre workout and the list goes on..."
It was such fun working with her and watching her express herself through dance and movement. She brought along her boyfriend, Dustin, who was her DJ and her #1 fan. It is awesome to find someone who loves you for you and continues to support you through your dreams.