Born in Vancouver, Cassius started dancing during his senior year of high school as a student with the Pacific Dance Arts School. His primary instructor, Li Yaming, moulded his mind and physique into ballet shape. At first, it was the beauty of ballet that drew Cassius in, but it was pas de deux (partnering) that made him stay. Cassius loves connecting to people and partnering comes very naturally for him.
In classical ballet, Cassius often performs prince roles, but he also loves playing more animated characters. While on a two-year fellowship with Atlanta Ballet, Cassius found many opportunities to grow as a dancer and an artist.
He performed many roles alongside the company, gaining valuable experience. Some highlights include playing roles in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, John Mcfall’s The Nutcracker, Helen Pickett’s Camino Real, Bruce Well’s Pinocchio and Snow White, among many others. While in Atlanta, Cassius discovered a great interest and inherent ability in contemporary movement. He got to work on pieces by Ohad Naharin and Alexander Ekman, and performed in many events and fundraisers. Some examples are Speranza in ArtCan for Pancreatic Cancer research and a duet called Living Room, choreographed by Sean Hilton for the Human Rights Campaign in Atlanta.