Cassandra Soniat-Boyd has been dancing since she was 3 years old, receiving most of her dance instruction from Phyllis Guy, where she attended as a student for 15 years. In 2006, Cassandra was awarded PGDC Teen Dancer of the Year. Cassandra studied with Kris Cangelosi for 5 years, and from 2011-2012 she was a member of the Cangelosi Dance Project Professional Company, Ballet Ensemble. Over the years Cassandra has attended numerous dance workshops with nationally recognized dance teachers & choreographers. She has received Platinum, Top First Place, & Overall High Score Awards at various Regional & National Conventions, including Dance Masters of America, Tremaine, West Coast Dance & VIP International, just to name a few. She performed in PGDC’s studio recitals for 15 years & was a prime soloist 5 times, holding the lead role in 2008, as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. Cassandra attended Dance Master’s, Student Honors Intensive Program (S.H.I.P) in New York and was also accepted to the American Ballet Theater’s Summer Intensive Program. She graduated from Southeastern University in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Dance, and previously attended LSU where she was a 2-year member of the LSU Dance Ensemble. Cassandra recently took on an art teacher position in the Central School System. Cassandra is also a 2011 graduate of Central High School where she was a member of the CHS Kittens dance team for 4 years. In those 4 years, she received the outstanding dancer award each year & was the Captain of the dance team her senior year. She now serves as head choreographer of the Kittens. She has taught for a handful of studios in the area, and loves being a part of the RAVE Family.