Vassine was born in Tallinn, Estonia. He retired as a principal dancer
with Colorado Ballet in 2011, after completing his 17th year with the
Company. He graduated from the Tallinn Ballet School of Estonian
National Ballet, where he was also a principal dancer and was a finalist
in the Helsinki International Competition in Finland in 1990. He has
performed as a guest artist in Japan and also appeared on the cover of Dance Magazine in 1997. He has performed all major classical roles including those in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and La Sylphide, and was seen as Oberon in Christopher Wheeldon's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Basilio in Don Quixote, Franz in Coppelia, Prince Charming in Cinderella and danced in Colorado Ballet's performance of Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs.