Theressa Cassese

Capitol Ballet

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As a member of the Capitol Ballet, Theressa Cassese appeared in Doris W. Jones’ The Mendelssohn Suite alongside Laura Fitz, Robin Blair, and Beryl Thornton. The performance, part of the Southeastern Regional Ballet Festival, took place on April 22, 1970 at the Henderson A. Johnson Gymnasium of Fisk University. It is not known if Cassese performed elsewhere or with the company on other occasions. 

Note: It is not definite that Theressa Cassese was Black as we have no photographic or written evidence, but based on her status as a member of a historically Black company, she has been included in MoBBallet’s Roll Call. 


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