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Casia Vengoechea is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and educator from Staten Island, New York. She received her early training from the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and later continued her education at The Juilliard School. Upon graduating from Juilliard in 2012, she began dancing with Nederlands Dans Theater II, and went on to join the Royal Swedish Ballet as a contemporary artist in the following years.

Casia has had the pleasure to dance repertoire and new creations by Jiří Kylián, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, Mats Ek, Franck Chartier, Lightfoot Leon, Marco Goecke, Alexander Ekman, Maxine Doyle, Johan Inger, Jiri Pokorny, Drew Jacoby, and Sasha Waltz. She has also worked on commercial campaigns for Chanel, Volkswagen, Hermès, Lufthansa, Mercedes, Longchamp, and Moncler as a dancer, model, choreographer, and movement director.

Casia is a 2011 Princess Grace Award Winner, a 2008 National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 1st Level Awardee, and was selected as one of five international choreographers for the Banff Centre’s Collective Composition Residency in 2019. Her choreography has been performed at NDT’s historic Lucent Theater and Dansens Hus, Stockholm’s premier contemporary dance stage.

As a guest artist, Casia has performed with Le Grand Théâtre de Genève,  the Berlin Staatsoper, and L’Opéra National de Bordeaux, and in 2020, she worked with Akram Khan for his latest production with the English National Ballet, “Creature.” Most recently, Casia has been actively working as a choreographic assistant at Teatro alla Scala and Aterballetto with Philippe Kratz and Diego Tortelli.

Casia is currently freelancing between Europe and North America.