Founder, Director & Instructor
Ms. Cassy has over 20 years in experience teaching ballet. She has spent time in New York, with world renowned dancers and iconic instructors Irina Kolpakova, Vladilen Semenov, Elena Sherstneva, Ekaterina Schelkanova and Anton Boytsov among others whom all graduated from the famous Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia before continuing careers with Bolshoi, Mariinsky (Formerly Kirov) and American Ballet Theater. Ms. Cassy was also given the rare and priceless opportunity to study in great detail the breakdown of teaching the Vaganova method from one of Agrippina Vaganova’s favorite students and one of the rare few she also trained as an instructor, Ludmilla Safronova. Ms. Cassy is passionate this knowledge continues to be passed down to future generations before it is lost and to ensure the art form can continue in all its rich and beautiful prestige.
She is an alumna of Vacaville Ballet Theatre Company as a Principal dancer, after joining in 1995 as a corps member. After moving to Newport Beach to continue studying ballet at the University of California, Irvine she returned to Vacaville as the assistant to the Director and then served as the Artistic Director and Choreographer of Vacaville Ballet Company for almost a decade. In her time as Director she staged Marius Petipa's Paquita and Heidi LuMaye's Alice in Wonderland, choreographed and staged Nutcracker and Wizard of Oz. In addition, she has written, choreographed and staged such original works as Nightmare Before Nutcracker, Mutiny!, To Steel Time and Metallic Dolls. In 2021, she founded and became the Artistic Director of Royal School of Ballet's new pre-professional company, Majesty Ballet Theater, in order to continue sharing the art of classical ballet in our community. This last year alone two new full length ballets were brought to the stage, Peter Pan and An American Nutcracker.
Ms. Amanda began dancing at 3 in Okinawa Japan at Su-Chien Hong's International Dance Academy. Upon moving to Northern California, she pursued musical theater in Solano College's Actor Training Program.
She has since performed in many musicals, taught, stage managed, assistant directed and choreographed for Solano Children's Theater, Vallejo Music Theater and Davis Music Theater. Her choreography for Brigadoon and The 1940's Radio Hour were nominated for Solano's Arty Awards.
You may also recognize her from Artistic Director Cassandra Kamakeeaina's Wizard of Oz as the Wizard and Rat King for several seasons of Kamakeeaina's Nutcracker.
Miss Kaylee has been studying ballet since she was 4 years old and a student with Ms. Cassy since she was 5.
She is a soloist and founding member of Majesty Ballet Theater Company after three seasons with Vacaville Ballet Company as a corps member and soloist. She has danced such memorable roles as Snow Queen, Sugar Plum and Peter Pan.
She has participated in multiple intensives through Royal School of Ballet and Vacaville Ballet Company. She also participated in an online virtual summer intensive with Virtual Ballet Intensives.
She was accepted into Joffrey Ballet School's NYC Classical Ballet Summer Intensive, and American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2020.
Ms. Bella has been a student with Ms. Cassy for over a decade.
She is a graduate student of Royal School of Ballet and also company alumni.
She has been a ballet instructor on staff with Royal School of Ballet since 2016 and has taught Pre-Ballet, Contemporary and Intro to Hulu as well as subbing for our Intermediate and Advanced levels.
Ms. Katelyn is a graduate student of Royal School of Ballet and has trained with Ms. Cassy since childhood. She is also a company alumna as a Principal dancer.
She has continued her dance background and education at UCLA and UC Davis. She returned to Vacaville after becoming a first grade teacher and has joined our staff as an instructor for our Adult Ballet classes.