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Casia Vengoechea is a freelance dancer, choreographer, and movement director from Staten Island, New York. She received her early training from the LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and later trained 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, Mats Ek, Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar, Franck Chartier, Lightfoot Leon, Marco Goecke, Alexander Ekman, Maxine Doyle, Johan Inger, 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 assistant 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 Lucent Theater and Dansens Hus, Stockholm’s contemporary dance stage.
Casia has performed as a guest artist with Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Staatsoper Berlin, L’Opéra National de Bordeaux, and La Fondazione Nazional della Danza/Aterballetto as a dancer and choreographic assistant. Most recently, Casia worked with Akram Khan for his latest production with the English National Ballet, “Creature.” Casia is currently freelancing from Berlin.