Kasha Kropinski is a South African-born American actress, voice over artist and classical ballerina best known for her role as Ruth, the daughter of Reverend Cole (Tom Noonan), in the period drama western television series Hell on Wheels.
Born in Cape Town, Kasha started acting at the age of 6 and in subsequent years performed lead roles in various theatre productions, earning high praise from theatre critics.
She moved to Los Angeles with her parents at the age of 9 where she pursues both acting and ballet. She has won many gold medals for ballet competitions and gained distinction in her London Drama Exams.
She was cast in the film The Story of an African Farm as one of the lead characters Lyndall, playing opposite Richard E. Grant and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The 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 has attended the Royal Ballet summer school in England, the San Francisco Ballet summer school and was a finalist in Tomorrow'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 a 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.
Aside from her recurring role in Hell on Wheels, Kasha has guest starred in a number of television series including Ange, Phantom Investigators, State of Grace, The Shield, Without a Trace, Crossing Jordan, ER, Zoey 101 and Dirt.