Yo-el Cassell

Yo-el Cassell

Contemporary I
Yo-el Cassell

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Mr. Cassell, a graduate of the Boston Conservatory (Magna Cum Laude), is a prolific and versatile performer, choreographer, and teacher. For the Boston area, he has taught and choreographed for the American Repertory Theater, New England Conservatory, Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Boston University, The Lyric Theater of Boston, The Landmark Orchestra, The Boston Opera Collaborative, and The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, for which he currently serves as the Resident Choreographer. Outside of Boston, he has also taught at the NY School for Film and Television and Skidmore College, where he was the guest artist in residence. Mr. Cassell is currently the program manager for Boston Ballet's Citydance Program, lead teacher and co-founder of its Boys in Motion program, and is on the faculty of their ECI Department. He also teaches movement for actors at CSC's Apprentice Academy. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Thought Leadership fellowship, The Silo Residency Fellowship, and the Lotte Kaliski Award for Gifted Artists, his teaching, through a fusion of different movement and theater elements, stresses the importance of incorporating personal identity with a strong technical foundation to enhance the possibilities of informing artistry.

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