Cassondra "Cassie" Cole
Director of Ballet & Pilates
To The Pointe Dance & Pilates Centre, LLC

Cassie Cole grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley and has been dancing since the age of three. While growing up she received training at many different studios including Studio One Dance Academy, Studio 84 and The Performing Arts Center. She has been trained in all styles of dance including Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern and intensive training in Classical Ballet for the past 22 years.

At the age of 13, she received scholarships to multiple ballet Intensives such as School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, San Francisco Ballet and received a scholarship to Joffrey Ballet. She also had the opportunity to dance and act in a Hollywood featured film, The Amati Girls. She appeared on the Clint Howard Comedy Show, The Hollywood Christmas Parade and performed at The Edge Carnival Showcase.

In 2001, Cassie joined the Valencia High School Dance Team where she became a four time regional USA Soloist Champion and a two time Miss National USA Soloist Champion. Cassie's dance achievements through her High School years led to her Dance Scholarship to Loyola Marymount University. There she received a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Dance.

At LMU, she developed a passion for Pilates. She was introduced to Pilates through her dance career as a cross training program for dance. During her senior year she completed the comprehensive certification course through Body Arts and Science International (BASI), founded by Rael Isacowitz.

Since her graduation in 2009, she has continued to pursue her passion in the teaching of dance and Pilates. She had the opportunity to teach and run a ballet program for the past 5 years. On top of running the ballet program, she has also been teaching Pilates. She has taught at many different studios in Southern California including; Playa Pilates, Artform Pilates Studio and The Pilates Pros. She has attended many different continuing education courses including, Learn from the Leaders by BASI.

Cassie enjoys helping dancers meet their fullest potential by sharing her passion and intensive classical ballet training. She also loves to help others meet their personal and physical goals through the conditioning aspects of movement.

Taylor Skinner

Taylor Skinner began dancing at the age of five, and was trained in various styles of dance including Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Ballet. She competed in numerous regional and national competitions throughout her adolescence, and upon entering High School became part of the Valencia High School Dance Team.

Taylor went on to attend and graduate magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. She is currently completing her Masters Degree. Over the past decade Taylor has continued to be an active part of the dance world, staying up to date and attending various competitions, conventions, and showcases.

Pilates for Taylor began as an interest and developed into a passion. After doing Pilates for years, she decided to take the next step and become an instructor. Taylor completed the comprehensive teaching certification program through Body Arts and Science International. She was fortunate enough to study under the founder of BASI Pilates, Rael Isacowitz.

She has found a love for teaching and true pleasure in pilates. Taylor has a deep appreciation for the connection pilates creates between the art of communicating and the art of body movement.

Katie Yudin

Katie grew up in the Santa Clarita Valley where she spent much of her extracurricular time dancing, specifically ballet. As she got older, she added Pilates into her weekly routine. She loved the positive effects it had not only physically but mentally as well. Katie took on a great interest in the movement of the body. She went on to become a certified massage therapist where she was able expand her knowledge in human anatomy and physiology. This passion eventually lead her to become a certified Pilates instructor. Katie attended Body Arts and Science International (BASI) where she completed the comprehensive teacher training course. She believes in the body's ability to heal itself, and Pilates is one of the many paths to restoring health.