The Dancer With Tourettes

A YOUNG dancer with Tourette Syndrome is pursuing her dream career by using her 150 different tics to transform her movements. Cassidy Richardson, 20, was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at eleven but started displaying tics at seven-years-old and believed the disorder would stop her from ever dancing professionally. The dancer, who is training at Transit Dance School in Victoria, Australia, has learned to incorporate her tics into her movements and says she never feels more free than when she’s dancing. While many still associate Tourette Syndrome with swearing, Cassidy wants to educate people about the different ways the syndrome can present.