Skip to main content

Dan Cassin

Dan Cassin
BFA in Drama, New York University

Area(s) of Interest: Music, TV/film, Performing arts, Theatre, Dance, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship

Experience: I have been working in the theatrical sector for the last 5 years which has given me access to understanding our current institutional paradigms. From large regional houses to cruise lines, they all provide a specific product to the consumer and I’ve spent my post grad life trying to better understand this relationship.

Ideal job in 10 Years: Leading a “creative consulting” firm that focuses on the organizational struggles of arts-based enterprises while also curating a team of industry-specific experts who offer professional advice in the company’s creative practices & processes. A company that focuses on keeping arts establishments afloat while also fostering their future innovation.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? True serendipity.

What are you most looking forward to about the MSLCE program? Engaging with faculty about their current work

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Oscar Wilde – he’s my favorite author and the opulence of that meal/experience would be legendary.

Which leader or influential figure inspires you the most and why? Anyone who grinds everyday, chipping away til they can reach their goals.

Where are you from? Clarendon Hills, IL, USA