Cassandra Trenary, a native of Georgia, began training at age three at Lawrenceville School of Ballet. She joined the school’s company, Southern Ballet Theatre, in 2006 under the direction of Phyllis Allen. She performed various contemporary works with SBT in addition to full-length ballets.
Trenary received additional training at Southeast Regional Ballet Association conventions and performed in various pieces, including the lead role in Defy. In 2009, she received a SERBA Star Student award. From 2006 – 2010, Trenary was an American Ballet Theatre National Training Scholar and attended the Summer Intensive in New York City. She is a 2011 YoungArts Winner and Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee. Trenary trained on full scholarship at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre and joined ABT as an apprentice in April 2011.