Kassie is a professional Theatre for Youth director and educator. She has created an innovative curriculum and taught teachers and students all over the United States.
She is the Executive Artistic Director and founder of Tricycle Theatre for Youth (Trike Theatre) in Bentonville, Arkansas. Before moving to Arkansas, Kassie was the director of the Education Outreach program at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and Associate Artistic Director at First Stage Children’s Theater in Milwaukee.
She received her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Theatre for Young Audiences from the Arizona State University and her BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame. She has taught and/or directed at the University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Arizona State University, Walton Arts Center, Growing Stage Theatre for Young Audiences, and the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival.
She is a John F. Kennedy Center’s National Teaching Artist and former executive board member of TYA/USA, the national service organization for Theatre for Youth professionals.