Health & Wellness DJ
Current residencies at Wanderlust Yoga Austin and Fairmont Austin Hotel.
DJ CASS&RA (pronounced DJ Cassandra – female DJ based in Austin, TX) is the DJ side project of composer + keyboardist Cassie Shankman. She primarily plays a mix of funk, disco and house, but other sets have included classic hip-hop, rap, indie-electronic-pop, club mixes, top-40s, and world music (open format DJ). As a trained musician who understands the musical theory behind songs, Cassie began DJing friends' house parties, creating a good vibe, and began growing her audience and clients. She's DJ'd for crowds of over 3,000 people. Check out her facebook here and Instagram here.
Even though Cassie DJ's for many different events, Cassie specializes in DJing for health & wellness clients/events. Her day job is working with the Movement Tracks Project designing original Biomedical Music™ to help people move and by "night" she creates the perfect sets for movement for her clients, whether it be a morning yoga class or a late-night dance party.
Clients have included Athleta/Gap, Lyft, OpenNest, Native Hostels, SXSW, Nordstrom, Allbirds Shoes, SoulCycle, AMEX (American Express) for ACL, Fairmont Hotels (Fairmont Austin) – Rules & Regs Bar, W Hotels – Austin "Wet Deck," Mana Culture, Gage Hotel & Gardens, Marathon Motel & RV Park, ByGeorge, Juice Society, The Refinery - Austin, Tribeza, BossBabes ATX, Knockout Fitness Austin (Boxing Fitness), LG Mobile, Erin Condren, Game Seven Marketing, Expedia, Spredfast, Wanderlust Yoga, Tacos and Tequila (TNT), Dozen Street, PRIZE Austin, Big Medium, Day Dreamer (App), Impact Haven / Un.incubator, Cherry Cola Dog, Lemon Lounge, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Museum of Human Achievement, Hyperreal Film Club, Firehouse Lounge, Forcepoint, Crux Climbing Center, Peached Social House, Mueller's Browning Hanger, Archer Hotel, Hanger Lounge, REVELRY, HOPE Farmers Market, Austin ISD, Lone Star Riverboat, 2400 Nueces, and Rainier Management. To hire DJ Cass&Ra for health & wellness classes, events, grand openings, parties, markets, weddings, clubs and more, please contact email@example.com
To hire DJ CASS&RA for weddings, she can act as not only a DJ, but also a wedding coordinator if needed. She can travel anywhere by car in Texas, and is available for out-of-state weddings as well.
Photos by Lesley Brown Photography, taken for a wedding in Alpine, TX
Past events have included:
Luncheon for United Way @ Austin Public Library Conference Center Downtown (with JStandard Events)
A Taste of Koko x The Refinery's "Museum of Donuts" - SOLD OUT
Rooftop Yoga @ Brazos Hall for Wanderlust Yoga ATX
The Refinery ATX's ATX Venue Crawl
Private Wedding in Marathon, TX at Gage Hotel/Gardens + Marathon Motel & RV Park
The W Austin's Wet Deck x Juice Society x Black Swan Yoga's Lizzie Aguirre "Detox, Retox, Repeat" Last Summer Series – July 29, 2018
Mana Culture x 1102 E x Art Party/Cherry Cola Dog "Full Moon Party" with Live DJ Yoga collab with Lizzie Aguirre, Live DJ Fire Dancer Collab + Late Nite Dance Party
Day Dreamer "Build Your Portfolio: Performing Arts" Kickoff 2018 event at Cheer Up Charlies
July, August, September 2018 Resident DJ at Fairmont Austin's Rules & Regs rooftop pool bar/restaurant
2018 Annual Solstice Candlelight Yoga Community & Connection Event, presented by Athleta, Om and the City, Lumenkind, FIIT Finder and Wanderlust Yoga
June 2018 Bossbabes ATX Community Meetup - DJing for Dart Collective
Mother Falcon & Mother Falcon Music Lab Presents: MFML Carnival: Scholarship Fundraiser! at Spiderhouse Ballroom - June 2018
June Firehouse Lounge Friday Night Live DJ
June SoulCycle Live DJ collab b2b with Woke Bloke and Instructor Nicole
2018 1st Annual/SOLDOUT "Lakeside Wellness Retreat," hosted by Natalie Betzer, Kaley Klasson, Randi Marks and Kaki Gaines & powered by OV Austin
Juice Society X The Refinery June 2018 "Yoga + Live DJ Happy Hour class collab with yogi Om and the City (Jules Hunt)"
Wanderlust Yoga's 2018 Kickoff (June 5th and July 10th) "Summer Sunset Series," at Republic Square Park – powered by Outdoor Voices, Southern Pressed Juicery, and Topo Chico
LASA / LBJ High School 2018 Band Banquet
Juice Society Presents: Co-Work, Create + Collaborate at The Refinery ATX x Snap Kitchen's Claire Siegel x Tito's Vodka – 2018 May
Crux Climbing Center's 3rd Annual "Come & Send It Festival Vol. 3" – rock climbing competition
Athleta / Gap Inc's 2018 "Athleta FLC" 3-day Austin Conference at the Hyatt Regency Austin
Dart Collective Austin Launch Party @ Revelry, presented by 100 Layer Cake
Hotel San Jose Presents: Dart Collective Takeover
Tribeza's April 2018 Style Issue Release @ ByGeorge
Wanderlust Yoga ATX 6-Year Celebration "Power Vinyasa" class
April Firehouse Lounge Friday Night Live DJ
Wanderlust Yoga ATX's Yin Workshop with Collette Hill
Revelry Presents 2018 "Makers Market at Mueller"
Nordstrom x Allbirds Pop-In@Nordstrom Launch Preview Party & Launch Event #NordstromPop
Erin Condren (Domain Northside) "Abloom" Spring Event
Nordstrom's (Domain Northside) 2018 Spring Beauty Trend Event
Official 2018 SXSW 2-Day Lyft House at Native Hostels, presented by Lyft and OpenNest
SXSW 2018 X Knockout Fitness Live DJ Boxing Classes
SXSW 2018 Kickoff at Firehouse Lounge
Revelry, Wright Bros. Brew & Brew, and Lemon Lounge's 2018 "Lovefest 003: Blooms & Brews"
Erin Condren 2018 "Flagship Store Grand Opening Private Pre-Party" Event
Revelry's 2017 "Eastside Holiday Market"
LG Mobile USA Presents: This Is Real – Austin campaign with DJ Hella Yella and artist Will Bryant
Revelry & Lemon Lounge's "The East Get Down" with Will Bryant presented by Companion ATX & Big Medium
PRIZE's "Kate Hersch Trunk Show"
Un.incubator's "The Moon Puppies: A Journey to the Secret Ocean" at Cherry Cola Dog
Wanderlust 108 Austin Festival Pre-party
Tortuga Shades' 2017 EP Release at Dozen Street
Revelry's 2017 Austin's First Dessert Fest / "Hey Sugar! Dessert Fest"
Expedia's Private Party & Dance (Chicago, Dallas, NY, London, Australia offices in attendance)
Forcepoint's Private Cocktail Hour
Revelry Presents 2017 "Makers Market at Mueller"
2017 Resident DJ for "Taco Tuesdays" for Tacos and Tequila (TNT)
Wanderlust Yoga ATX's "Morning Vinyasa w/ Live Music" residency (2017–current)
SoulCycle's ACL Live DJ Rides (in collaboration with AMEX)
SoulCycle's July 2017 Live DJ Ride
Firehouse Lounge July & August 2017 Summer Saturday Night live DJ series
Hyperreal Film Club & Museum of Human Achievement's "Vanishing Waves" a part of 2017 Summer Series
HOPE Night Farmers Market
Austin ISD Schools LBJ Band 2017 & 2018 Banquet
Crux Climbing Center 2017 Annual Halloween Competition "Crank n' Stein"
Spredfast's 2017 "SXSW 3-Day House Party"
Membership Nights/Competitions at Crux Climbing Center
2017 Anniversary Party at Crux Climbing Center
Revelry & Archer Hotels 2017 "Lovefest 002"
Revelry's 2016 "Eastside Holiday Market"
2400 Nueces Apartments 2015 Pool Party
DJ Cass&Ra has joined Dart Collective ATX, which officially launched in April 2018.
"A friend recommended that we meet with Cassie when we started looking for a wedding DJ, and we got good vibes as soon as we visited her website. We all got together for coffee soon after, and Cassie was extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating from the very start. Her warm spirit and extensive musical repertoire were a great match for us, and we met multiple times over several months to cultivate the perfect playlist for our special day.
Now, if we had JUST needed a DJ, Cassie would have been great. But our request was substantially more. See, we all live in Austin, but we were getting married over six hours away in Alpine, TX, so we needed a DJ who was willing to haul their gear halfway across Texas AND keep the party going until the wee hours. On top of that, we were planning our own wedding, so we wouldn't have a day-of coordinator. We knew it was an insane ask, but Cassie smiled wide and said, "No problem at all."
When it was all said and done, Cassie brought the party to West Texas and helped make our wedding day better than we ever could have imagined. In addition to introducing speeches and keeping the dance floor rocking', she coordinated with us to make sure every last detail was covered so we had nothing to worry about. And she did it all with an amazing smile. We couldn't have asked for anything more, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a DJ (and way more) for their next event." – Ben + Mel
“We searched a while to find a good DJ for our wedding and Cassie and her assistant Alison were the best. Our wedding was scheduled to start at 5:00pm and Cassie arrived around 12:00pm to ensure that all AV equipment was set up and running perfectly.
Along with any typical music cues we had scheduled during the ceremony we wanted to play a video with music after the speeches and she was ready day-of to play the video without us worrying about a thing.
In addition to her eagerness to make everything perfect and reduce stress as much as possible Cassie became our friend. She has a wide range of musical knowledge and taste and was excited to run with the specific songs and themes we wanted. We will definitely hire her to DJ again if we ever throw a large party and will suggest her to all our friends that are getting married soon.” – Ty + Alison
"Cassie did a great job dj-ing our wedding! She did a great job of communicating with us before the day of our wedding and also during the wedding. She provided a mic for us to use during our ceremony and for our vows so that we didn't have to worry about renting one out from an outside source. She's completely open to taking suggestions for music and you can tell she enjoys herself along with the guests! Her music selection is a great mix of country, Spanish, hip hop, rock and old school...guaranteed to get the party going! I would highly recommend her for your next celebration. She was also so kind to send some photos that she took, as well as send a playlist of songs she had played from our wedding! That was an awesome touch --- she is awesome!" – Karina + Caty Rangel
"One of Austin’s most sought-after DJs, Cass&Ra has experience DJing everything from corporate events to SoulCycle classes to weddings. Also a trained pianist and composer, this musical DJ makes the party come alive." – Do512
"Cassie is EVERYTHING! She's so easy to work with and she always the party goers going. I get so many compliments every time I book her. Can't wait to work with her again and again and again!" – Amberly Washingon, REVELRY
"THANK YOU SO MUCH! It was fantastic and everyone is talking about it (our party) today! I will for sure book you when we have another event - 100%!" – Jennifer S. of Expedia
"Thanks so much for your energy on Saturday! You were great!" – Taylor B., Game Seven Marketing for LG USA Mobile
"Thank you sooo much for spinning at our event, we couldn’t have done it without your talent!" – Stephanie C., Senior Events Manager at Erin Condren
"Love love love the vibe, the jams, the flow, EVERYTHING!!! So fun! Thank you so much for coming out and bringing our party to life!!! :D" – Ben Gibson, Manager at Un.Incubator
"Thank you! You were awesome and everyone had a great time :)" – Christy H. of SoulCycle
"So much fun!!!... It was a blast!!!" – Rachel R. of SoulCycle
"Thank you! You were a hit!! Staff and guests had a great time:) I will definitely be in touch for future events." – Cassandra K. of Tacos N Tequila (TNT)
"DJ Cass&Ra is the best! She has the magical power to bring the dance floor to life. Each song she played was so dance-y, and she always looks so hip and fancy! Definitely recommend." – Nadia T. of Tortuga Shades
"Love her energy and vibe, she did such a great job at our EAST event! It's a bonus to get to work with a female DJ :)" – Liz Deering, Co-Founder at Un.Incubator
"Cass&Ra is the most fun dj in town! She knows exactly how to get a crowd dancing, whether it’s in the middle of a wedding, club, apartment, park, train station, rock climbing gym, spin class, or yoga studio! (Seriously.) Plus, she’s an amazing human that everyone should get to know." – Brittany L., fan