A native of Houston, Texas, Cassandra White is renown locally, nationally and internationally for such vehicles as her performance as Liza Hughes in Civil War, performed at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, and at the St. James Theatre on Broadway. She has also performed in France, Germany and Switzerland with the Harlem Gospel Singers in The Best of Gospel – Rock My Soul.
Cassandra began her vocal career singing gospel and spirituals at the age of five. She was accepted into the rigorous training program of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. Upon graduation, Cassandra chose to attend Texas Southern University so that she could study under the acclaimed classical soprano teacher, Bernadine Oliphant. Cassandra quickly rose to the top of her class. She was featured in Cosi Fan Tutte (Fiodiligi), L’Elisir d’ Amore (Adrina) and Le Nozze de Figaro (Susanna).
Cassandra was a finalist in the Houston Grand Opera Studio competition where she won the Eleanor Searle Whitney McCollum Auditions and Awards. During her tenure at Houston Grand Opera she sang in the HGO Studio, Students Through Arts Reaching Success Project (S.T.A.R.S.) and Opera to Go. She performed as Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Moon, Falling Bird and The River’s Sister (Mother of Three Sons) as well as performing as a choral soprano in The Borg, Peer Gynt and the Outcast.
Cassandra continued her education at Rice University’s prestigious Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Joyce Farwell. She was a soloist in Handel’s Messiah when she sang in the Shepherd School’s Opera Workshop.
Cassandra has also performed as Marion Anderson from First Lady’s Suite for Theatre LaB, Ti Moune from Once on This Island for Global Harmony Productions in Aruba, Caribbean, Crystal from Little Shop of Horrors for Theatre Louisville as well as other national and international venues.
Cassandra has offered her talent to support many worthy causes for which she advocates. She is currently directing a gospel choir, teaching elementary music education, raising two teenage daughters, and recently completed a Masters of Music Education with an emphasis in Kodaly Pedagogy.