Cassie Kosin Liu Begley is the Founder and Artistic Director of Bliss Dance Company, Founder and Creative Director of Bliss Dance Festival, and an instructor of contemporary and jazz dances at Ohlone College and Cañada College. Cassie holds a B.A. in Dance from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A. in Dance from Saint Mary's College of California.
Cassie’s movement and teaching philosophies have been influenced by Dr. Susan Sandri, Wendy Diamond, Derek Mitchell, Richard Pierlon, Reginald Savage, Marcia Cantillana, and Dana Lawton.
Cassie’s performing credits include works from Wam!net.com, Speaking of Dance, Club La Bomba with Sofia Vergara, Petroushka with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, A Love Symphony, Lumminessence, One, and Imagine It!. Her choreography credits include A Love Symphony, Footnotes, Suite Dreams, Starving Artists, Woman In Love, Music Man, Romeo and Juliet, Ohlone College Spring Dance Productions/Winter Dance Showcases, and many pieces for Bliss Dance Company.
Cassie currently also enjoys teaching master classes and dance workshops around the San Francisco Bay Area, including her newest dance workshops that have an emphasis on sensuality and sexual empowerment: Chair Affair; and Rope Play.