Celine Cassone, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal. Celine will be a special guest artist with Daniil Simkin's Intensio project, to debut at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, July 2015.
What career would you choose if you could not be a dancer? CC: I would be an interior designer. I have always been interested in decoration and interiors. When I was young, I would change the arrangement of my room every week. What are your worst fears (professionally or personally)? CC: To lose the people I love. Which person (dead or alive) would you most want to dance with if you could? CC: It was always my dream to dance with Louis Robitaille, my husband. I met him when I was a child and since I've been following his career. I truly admired him as an artist from the beginning. If a child told you they wanted to be a dancer, what would your advice be? CC: Give it all or don't do it. If you could be an animal, which animal would you choose and why? CC: A panther. There is something mystical, powerful and sensual about this marvelous creature. What is your greatest indulgence? CC: Chocolate! I always start and finish my day with chocolate. What 3 items do you always have in your bag with you? CC: Perfume, thera-bands and nuts. What career would your family have chosen for you? CC: They would have preferred for me to go to university. My parents were both dancers so I had to fight to do what I really wanted: to dance. What is your idea of perfect happiness? CC: Live peacefully without an stress or tension. Since I was young, I have always been anxious about everything. I admire people who live in the moment. Who would you like to have a coffee with (could be dead or alive)? CC: I'm reluctant to give an answers, since often when we place people on a pedestal, we are disappointed. What is your favorite city to tour to and why? CC: Tel Aviv for it's warm people. It may sound contradictory, but this city makes me feel peaceful. What was your biggest mishap in a performance? CC: Being paralyzed by panic and fear. I couldn't do anything.... Is there a special meal you have before performances? CC: A protein shake - bananas, juice and protein powder. What do you love most about NYC? CC: The people and craziness of this unique and wonderful city.
Hair and Makeup by Juliet Jane
Dress by Norma Kamali