Casia is young, born 1990. Acclaimed early on in her career, she is regarded as one of the most talented contemporary dancers in the scene. She could have gone to Harvard University, but decided against. For now. Instead she decided to pursue her dance career before she “cannot do it anymore”. From Juilliard in New York to The Hague, and now Stockholm, she follows a necessity to explore the expressive potentials of the human body - her body. Her physiognomy is archetypical of classical ballet dancers: tall, excessively flexible, and possessing extraordinary strength. She would be the perfect cast for a classical piece. However, Casia’s work diverts from the uniformity of classical ballet with its conventional lines, shapes, and musical patterns; modern dance focuses on the dancer and the body, the physicality of weight and geometry. Modern dance takes a given vocabulary, and extends it, deliberately violating its original syntax: it creates new meanings, new ways of expression.