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Cassandra Van Houten

Cassandra Van Houten

Cassandra Van Houten,
Associate Professor of Dance
School of Dance & Entertainment

Biography

Cassandra Van Houten, an Associate Professor of Dance at Oklahoma City University, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Southeast Missouri State University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Dance from Oklahoma City University. Mrs. Van Houten is originally from St. Louis, Missouri and has studied dance extensively in the areas of tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre. She trained with the late Professor Robert L Reed, Dance Productions Unlimited, and also studied with the St. Louis Ballet Academy. In order to further her training, she attended workshops such as St. Louis Tap Festival, Break the Floor, RIFF, and much more. Mrs. Van Houten’s performance career includes dancing in many seasons for Atlanta Lyric Theater, Factor 110, and Gainesville Theatre Alliance. She has choreographed and taught for Brenau University, Gainesville Ballet Company, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Dance Masters of America, Southeast Missouri State University, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Mrs. Van Houten is in demand as a guest teacher, choreographer, judge, and dance adjudicator. At Oklahoma City University, she serves as Basic and Beyond Basic Movement Tap Style Coordinator, Rhythm Tap Style Coordinator, teaches all styles of tap and jazz, Tap Pedagogy, and choreographs for American Spirit Dance Company. Mrs. Van Houten continues to spread her knowledge of dance through history and classes.

Contact Information

214
Gaylord Center
Oklahoma City, OK 73106