Kasha Kropinski (originally born as Katarzynka Kropiński ) is a South African-born actress, voice over artist and a classical ballerina who was born on 27th August, 1991.
Kasha was born in South Africa to Jacek Kropiński (a film maker) and Debbie Cochrane. Jacek (former international model).
Kasha began acting at the age of 6, performing lead roles on stage with a Cape Town theatre troupe, Stage craft. Her roles included Christopher Robin, Peter Rabbit, Noddy, Mowgli, Frankie Fox in Fantastic Mr Fox, earning her high praise from theatre critics.
Kasha excelled academically with distinctions in Trinity College London Drama exams and at the same time performed in Ballet Eisteddfods and earned 5 gold medal awards
At the age of 9, she moved to Los Angeles with her family where she began doing guest roles on TV: Angel, Without a Trace, State of Grace, Crossing Jordan, ER, The Shield, Dirt, and Zoey 101. She also did ADR (Automated Dialogue Replacement, or Additional Dialogue Recording: a form of audio dubbing) work for features Big Fish, The Hunted, The Village and Mrs. Harris. She voiced the puppy Penny in Disney’s 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure and Miss Holly in Disney’s Prep and Landing Holiday Special. She also continued with her ballet and danced roles in the 2003 and 2004 productions of the Nutcracker ballets
After her graduation from Carpenter Avenue Elementary School in Studio City, she received the President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. She continued her schooling via a home-school program to enable her meet up with her ballet and acting schedule and there she was offered to join the National Honor Society.
Kasha was chosen to perform the lead role in the proposed Andrew Lippa musical, A Little Princess, and took part in a Broadway presentation for investors in New York at the age of 11.
Kasha was cast in the South African film The Story of an African Farm as one of the lead characters Lyndall, playing opposite Richard E. Grant and Armin Mueller-Stahl. This movie was based on the classic literary work by Olive Schreiner and filmed in the Little Karoo semi-desert outside Cape Town, South Africa
Kasha equally attended the Royal Ballet summer school in England, the San Francisco Ballet summer school and was a finalist in Tomoorow’s Stars which showcases the very best young adult performers from Southern California in music, dance and voice. She appeared in the 2009 movie Fame in the role of Ballerina
In the summer of 2009, Kasha attended the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) summer school in London, England, and on returning to Los Angeles, danced two roles in the ballet Cinderella
Kasha was cast as Ruth Cole in the AMC TV series Hell on Wheels on 2011, a show about the community that worked in the mobile encampment which followed the First Transcontinental Railroad across America.