About East Street Dance Center

In our historic building in Hadley, MA, East Street Dance Center provides a professional facility for dance and bodywork groups, choreographers, musicians and movement artists. Fully equipped studio and theater spaces are available to rent for dance and bodywork classes, workshops, auditions, rehearsals, performances, and master classes.

The Children's Ballet and Movement Company

East Street Dance Center is home to The Children's Ballet and Movement Company, founded and directed by Cassie Ferreira.

Cassandra Ferreira began her dance training at the age of 3. She continued her training through her youth and teen years studying ballet, pointe, jazz & modern. Cassie furthered her modern dance training at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire, where she earned a BA in dance & theater studying a myriad of different courses in modern technique, choreography and dance history. While at Keene, Ms. Ferreira had the wonderful opportunity to work with choreographers and modern companies, including Robert Battle, Shawn Currin and Axis Dance Company.

In 2005 she joined the faculty at Pioneer Valley Ballet (PVB), Easthampton MA, instructing youth and intermediate ballet programs and modern technique. From 2005 to 2012, in conjunction with teaching and performing, she joined the operating staff at PVB as office manager and bookkeeper. As a performer with the Pioneer Valley Ballet, Cassie has appeared in their full length ballets including The Nutcracker, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Sleeping Beauty as well as performing in their Educational Outreach Programs.

Most recently, Ms. Ferreira joined the contemporary dance company The Movery, based in Hadley MA, and has been performing with the company throughout the Pioneer Valley.

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