Cass trained at the Australian Ballet School and has performed with the West Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, and was co-director of the Australian dance/media company, Ludwig. He won the Helpmann award for ‘Best Male Dancer’ in William Forsythe’s Quintett.
His other awards include ‘Most Outstanding Performance’ at the Rome International Choreography Competition’ for ‘Solo 1.5’, which was also presented at the renowned ImPulsTanz Festival, Vienna. He won 3rd prize at the Stuttgart International Dance Festival, where he performed Emma Sandall’s ‘Body Song’. He won the prize for ‘Most Outstanding Choreography’ at the West Australian Dance Awards for ‘Fleck & Flecker.’ He created three works for Sydney Dance Company, including their collaboration with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Le Grand Tango.’
He has also created for Link Dance Company and ‘So You Think You Can Dance Australia’, and has collaborated on music clips with Katie Noonan, Ben Folds and James Michael Thompson.
‘Brute’ is about duality – how we try to restrain the untameable beast within us, and how this in turn contorts and mystifies our consciousness. We are confused, desperate creatures. We yearn to be unique and empowered, whilst ignoring our default settings. We are wild, wonderful, anxious, desperate animals.