Cassie Russo-Sweeney

Entertainment industry entrepreneur, award-winning choreographer and infectious educator, Cassie Russo is a born innovator. Constantly inspired to create new movement as owner and artistic director of CaRu Entertainment, Cassie’s choreography is nationally recognized for it’s blend of fem funk, hip hop, and street jazz with constant emphasis and focus on self-confidence and bold performance artistry, and can be seen on the performance stage, on TV and film, and in master classes all over the country. Cassie has lent her talents as a faculty member to Millennium Dance Complex Philadelphia, as head coach for the Philadelphia Soulmates Dance Team, and to choreographing the opening scene in Little Red Wagon Film’s Carver. In her former career as a professional dancer, Cassie was a back-up dancer on Rascal Flatt’s “Bob the Head Tour”, headlined ABC 7’s “Columbus Day Parade Live!” and was a featured performer on networks such as MTV, VH1 and FuseTV. Alongside running the day to day at her entertainment studio, Cassie is currently traveling nationally as a judge for both Energy Dance Competition and Impact Dance Adjudicators, launching FACE the movement a platform supporting female confidence in commercial dance performance, and will act as creative director for the East Coast Dance Collective– a charity initiative uniting competitive dance studios, crews and companies together to give back in donation to the Boys and Girls club of America. Cassie graduated from DeSales University with a B.A. in Dance and Liberal Arts. @cassierusso