Cassidy McAndrew


A California native, Cassidy McAndrew moved to Stamford, CT, in her early years and began her ballet training at the age of five. She was first cast in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® staged in Stamford in 2003, and danced the role of Marie in 2006 and 2007. In 2009, Miss McAndrew performed in American Ballet Theater’s presentation of Le Corsaire. At age 11, she began training at Ballet Academy East in New York City under the direction of Darla Hoover. While there, she had the opportunity to perform principal roles in ballets choreographed by Margo Sappington, Alan Hineline, Matthew Neenan, and Jenna Lavin. In 2015, Ms. McAndrew was invited to join Charlotte Ballet as an apprentice. There she was mentored by Patricia McBride for the principal role in George Balanchine’s Tarantella. She also performed the roles of Snow and Flowers in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s Nutcracker, George Balanchine’s Valse Fantaisie, and original works by David Morse and Mark Diamond.
Miss McAndrew joined Pennsylvania Ballet II in 2016 season and was promoted to Apprentice for the 2017-2018 season. 

Cassidy McAndrew | Photo: © Vikki Sloviter