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Cassie Roberts Rossi

Cassie Roberts Rossi holds an EdM in Dance Education from Rutgers University and a BFA in Dance Performance from Arizona State University, where she was awarded the Katherine K. Herberger Scholarship as well as the Outstanding Performer Award. She was also a member of Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society, ASU Chapter.

Rossi currently teaches dance at Passaic County Technical Institute, a Career and Technical Education high school, where she is an Advisor of the Dance Ensemble and Chapter Sponsor of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts Chapter. She is co-advisor for the Dance Ensemble and choreographed for many of the school musicals including Celebration which earned her a nomination for the Paper Mill Rising Star Award. She was selected for the Pilot Program for the Stronge Teacher Effectiveness Performance Evaluation System. She teaches fitness classes for adults through the Career and Continuing Education Program. Rossi served on the NJDOE Model Curriculum in Dance Education Assessment Committee in 2014. She has presented at the National Dance Education Organization Conferences and at Dance and the Child International (daCi) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Rossi is currently a mentor in the National Dance Education Organization’s Mentorship Pilot Program. Rossi serves on the Board for Dance New Jersey. She is on the committee for Dance Against Cancer, an organization that benefits the American Cancer Society.

Rossi is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She was the Assistant Director of the Rutgers Pre-College Summer Dance Conservatory for three years, and taught modern technique, improvisation and repertory for the program for five years. She was on faculty teaching jazz at the New Jersey School of Ballet for five years. She is a friend of Zeno Mountain Farm, a nonprofit in Vermont that hosts camps for adults with and without disabilities, where she also assists with choreography for their annual musical. Rossi is a Certified Barre Instructor and Pilates Mat and MOTR Instructor (Balanced Body) and teaches fitness in Hoboken and Jersey City. She is the Director of Instruction at Work It Out Gym.