Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Creative Movement Instructor

Kassie Killion is a Hawaii born and raised dancer, teacher, and choreographer. With nearly 15 years of dance experience, she has been able to study ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, hula, and several styles of modern dance, as well as compete in multiple dance competitions and perform in a multitude of settings.

She began dancing at the age of 5 under the direction of Teresa Osthoff, and after a quick break she returned to continue dancing at the age of 9. In 2010, she became one of the original students of Pas De Deux Hawaii (PDD); being on their first junior and senior competition teams. She continued training and competing with PDD until she graduated from Mililani High School. During her time there, she also served as a mentor, substitute teacher, Kreativegroovement member, and a junior teacher. After graduating, Kassie went on to study for a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and finished in May 2021. Included in her dance movement studies were other topics surrounding dance such as dance kinesiology, choreography, and dance education. In addition to her B.A. in dance, Kassie also obtained a minor in Kinesiology that she completed in December of 2021. During her time at CSUF, she had a plethora of opportunities to perform under the direction of staff and student choreographers.

Some of Kassie’s personal achievements include 2013 Miss Teen Spotlight and PDD’s 2014 Senior Dancer of the Year. Her group achievements include numerous 1st place and specialty awards as part of duos, trios, and groups on a regional and national level. She has also been the recipient of numerous dance scholarships from several well-known conventions and programs.

Kassie is very excited to be back home in Hawaii and to have the opportunity to work with the newest generations of PDD dancers. She hopes to continue contributing to Hawaii’s dance community as she works her way towards becoming a physical therapist specializing in dance medicine.