Michael Cassera enjoys a twenty-five-year long career with Cirque du Soleil spanning three of their long-running resident shows: Mystère, Zumanity, and LOVE. With Cirque, Michael has worked as a followspot operator, a board op, and an assistant head, and he is now the Head of Lighting for Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles, LOVE.
Before joining Cirque, he worked for a brief time as a followspot operator for Siegfried and Roy at The Mirage. Prior to moving to Las Vegas, Michael worked on the bounce off-off-Broadway and in the NYC tri-state area as a stage electrician and lighting designer. He was also employed as a local stagehand at Giants Stadium and Brendan Byrne Arena. A graduate of The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, Michael earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama with an emphasis in Design in 1991.
He continues to live in Las Vegas with his wife, Heather and their two dogs, Maggie and Roxie Li.