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Cassandra Merwood (@cassandramerwood) is a Sydney based dancer, choreographer, teacher & founder of Mission:Stiletto.

Credits include Myer, Virgin Australia, The Iconic, Sony Music, Channel 7, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Haiku Hands, Nicole Millar, Thandi Phoenix, Emalia,  Asics, JD Sports, Groove Therapy, True Vibe Nation, ABC Kids, Greenpeace and Sayah.

Cassandra specialises in heels and commercial jazz along with club styles as she strives to remain connected to the underground dance cultures that echo through the mainstream and trending platforms. She's also really passionate about creating jobs in her field, especially for performers diverse in their backgrounds and body types.

Cassandra is currently represented by Focus Talent Management and a grant recipient of the Sidney Myer Fund & The Myer Foundation 2020 National Assistance Program for the Arts.

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Testimonials

 

Cass was quick to grasp what we were after with this event. She arrived to the rehearsal with a clear plan and executed it in a professional and friendly manner. The event turned out beautifully and I can honestly say it would not have been possible without this superstar. Communicating with her from the start was easy. Searching for another opportunity to work with her again!

- Charlotte Cox

Green Peace Campaigner

Cassandra and her team brought to the shoot a wealth of professionalism and incredible skill set. With little notice, Cassandra came on board as the choreographer and filled the role as one of four dancers on our music video. It’s evident that Cassandra's knowledge of movement and presence on set elevated the production to another level.

- Simon Morehead

Director

Cassandra is a strong woman of extraordinary passion, dedication and ambitiousness. We have worked together on various projects and overtime have formed a lovely relationship as collaborators; one of mutual esteem for our respective skills and art forms. I am a commercial film director and Cassandra has become my go-to choreographer and movement director. In addition to being a stellar movement practitioner, she is kind, approachable, proactive and open-minded. She is constantly evolving within her art form and an essential member of the Australian dance and film communities. Her talent and work ethic is not going unnoticed!

- Chloe de Brito 
Director

Cass is such a pleasure to work with. She is an excellent leader, teacher, dancer and choreographer. She also shows great initiative, communication and is super reliable!

- Claire Nakazawa

Haiku Hands

Cassandra Merwood is modern, unique, authentic and honest. Her body of work as a dancer and choreographer is forever growing from a strong base of training in many different styles. She seems to be heavily influenced by culture, intellect and personal drive. In my opinion Cass is the one to watch.​

- Neale Whittaker

Phly Crew Company