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Meet the Dancers of Shot of Scotch Vancouver

Susan Nase   SoS Title: Co-founder/Artistic Director/Dancer  Hometown: Saskatoon, SK  "Real Life" ID: Dancer, singer, educator (formerly a Professional Engineer)  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: First international trip - Traveling to Scotland with teacher Wendy Wilson and best Highland dancing friends to compete at the World Championships in 1996.  Random and Mostly True Fact: Does not function without high grade, daily dose of espresso

Susan Nase

SoS Title: Co-founder/Artistic Director/Dancer

Hometown: Saskatoon, SK

"Real Life" ID: Dancer, singer, educator (formerly a Professional Engineer)

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: First international trip - Traveling to Scotland with teacher Wendy Wilson and best Highland dancing friends to compete at the World Championships in 1996.

Random and Mostly True Fact: Does not function without high grade, daily dose of espresso

 
Meghan Pike   SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer  Hometown: Surrey, BC  "Real Life" ID: Highland Dance Teacher and Studio Owner of  Thistlebrook Academy   Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing at Cowal (World Highland Dance Championships), and all around Scotland.  Random and mostly true fact: Loves dirt biking/quadding, and camping... so long as there's a nice hotel with a pool and air conditioning!

Meghan Pike

SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer

Hometown: Surrey, BC

"Real Life" ID: Highland Dance Teacher and Studio Owner of Thistlebrook Academy

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing at Cowal (World Highland Dance Championships), and all around Scotland.

Random and mostly true fact: Loves dirt biking/quadding, and camping... so long as there's a nice hotel with a pool and air conditioning!

 
Christina McIldoon   SoS Title: Full Company Dancer  Hometown: Vancouver, BC  "Real life" ID: Senior Project Officer  Favorite highland dancing memory: Travelling all summer to compete in Highland games throughout BC and WA.  Random and mostly true fact: Will use any excuse to play dress up and can often be found in a costume of some sort.

Christina McIldoon

SoS Title: Full Company Dancer

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

"Real life" ID: Senior Project Officer

Favorite highland dancing memory: Travelling all summer to compete in Highland games throughout BC and WA.

Random and mostly true fact: Will use any excuse to play dress up and can often be found in a costume of some sort.

 
Kizzy Knorn   SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer/Costume Coordinator  Hometown: Langley, BC  "Real Life" ID: Kindergarten Teacher  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing at the Highland games every summer with friends  Random and Mostly True Fact: Kizzy is her real name. It’s not a nickname and it’s not short for anything. It comes from the book Roots by Alex Haley!

Kizzy Knorn

SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer/Costume Coordinator

Hometown: Langley, BC

"Real Life" ID: Kindergarten Teacher

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing at the Highland games every summer with friends

Random and Mostly True Fact: Kizzy is her real name. It’s not a nickname and it’s not short for anything. It comes from the book Roots by Alex Haley!

 
Crystal Greentree (Tudge)   SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer  Hometown: Langley, BC  “Real Life” ID: National Account Manager in the Food industry (Sales)  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Being asked to dance in the movie Wrongfully Accused as well as in the show Breaker High  Random and Mostly True Fact: She likes to ski in the winter but is always freezing and her toes turn blue. Heated socks are her favourite!

Crystal Greentree (Tudge)

SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer

Hometown: Langley, BC

“Real Life” ID: National Account Manager in the Food industry (Sales)

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Being asked to dance in the movie Wrongfully Accused as well as in the show Breaker High

Random and Mostly True Fact: She likes to ski in the winter but is always freezing and her toes turn blue. Heated socks are her favourite!

Danielle Senyk   SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Committee  Hometown: New Westminster, BC  "Real Life" ID: Kindergarten Teacher  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing a Highland Fling on the Great Wall of China, and then getting kicked out!  Random and Mostly True Fact: Self proclaimed absolute "crazy cat lady" (Although we don't think it's crazy!)

Danielle Senyk

SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Committee

Hometown: New Westminster, BC

"Real Life" ID: Kindergarten Teacher

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing a Highland Fling on the Great Wall of China, and then getting kicked out!

Random and Mostly True Fact: Self proclaimed absolute "crazy cat lady" (Although we don't think it's crazy!)

 
Katherine Gray   SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Media Manager  Hometown: Kamloops, BC  "Real Life" ID: Science Student at UBC  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Going on stage with her overshoes on at an outdoor games and competing the whole flora before realizing that she hadn't taken them off!  Random and mostly true fact: Loves absolutely anything to do with the colour orange

Katherine Gray

SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Media Manager

Hometown: Kamloops, BC

"Real Life" ID: Science Student at UBC

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Going on stage with her overshoes on at an outdoor games and competing the whole flora before realizing that she hadn't taken them off!

Random and mostly true fact: Loves absolutely anything to do with the colour orange

 
Shannon Cressey   SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Committee  Hometown: Surrey, BC  "Real Life" ID: Nature & Parks Programmer  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing in a special championship competition at Expo 86  Random and Mostly True Fact: She is a go to person when a friend needs anything "nature-like" identified - including birds, nests, plants, slugs & snails and even poop. She is the knower of random nature knowledge!

Shannon Cressey

SoS Title: Full Company Dancer/Social Committee

Hometown: Surrey, BC

"Real Life" ID: Nature & Parks Programmer

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Competing in a special championship competition at Expo 86

Random and Mostly True Fact: She is a go to person when a friend needs anything "nature-like" identified - including birds, nests, plants, slugs & snails and even poop. She is the knower of random nature knowledge!

 
Lindsay Ellis   SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer  Hometown: Surrey, BC  "Real Life" ID: X-ray technologist  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing at a B.C. Lions game!  Random and Mostly True Fact: She quit dance for awhile as a teenager to play rugby

Lindsay Ellis

SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer

Hometown: Surrey, BC

"Real Life" ID: X-ray technologist

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing at a B.C. Lions game!

Random and Mostly True Fact: She quit dance for awhile as a teenager to play rugby

 
Megan Hall  SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer  Hometown: Calgary, AB  “Real Life” ID: Engineer in Training  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing in choreographies at the Canadian championships every year with all her dance friends  Random and Mostly True Fact: She is absolutely addicted to chapstick and always has at least one on her at any given time

Megan Hall
SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer

Hometown: Calgary, AB

“Real Life” ID: Engineer in Training

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Dancing in choreographies at the Canadian championships every year with all her dance friends

Random and Mostly True Fact: She is absolutely addicted to chapstick and always has at least one on her at any given time

 
Kirsten Forrester   SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer  Hometown: Anmore, BC  “Real Life” ID: Fertility Lab Coordinator  Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Travelling to West Edmonton Mall or Disneyland for competitions with her dance friends  Random and Mostly True Fact: She is obsessed with her cat Jax. She adopted Jax who was found in a dumpster with his mom and sister

Kirsten Forrester

SoS Title: Apprentice Dancer

Hometown: Anmore, BC

“Real Life” ID: Fertility Lab Coordinator

Favourite Highland Dance Memory: Travelling to West Edmonton Mall or Disneyland for competitions with her dance friends

Random and Mostly True Fact: She is obsessed with her cat Jax. She adopted Jax who was found in a dumpster with his mom and sister

 

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Meet the Dancers of Shot of Scotch NYC

Anna   SoS Title: Performance Coordinator/Dancer  Started Dancing: Age 10  Favorite Dance Memory: Watching my very first student compete as a Primary in her first competition. I was so proud of her!  Fun Fact: I toured with a Steel Pan Band for 4 years while I was in college.

Anna

SoS Title: Performance Coordinator/Dancer

Started Dancing: Age 10

Favorite Dance Memory: Watching my very first student compete as a Primary in her first competition. I was so proud of her!

Fun Fact: I toured with a Steel Pan Band for 4 years while I was in college.

Emily   SoS Title: Asst. Choreographer/Social Media Director/Dancer  Started Dancing: Age 4  Favorite Dance Memory: Going to Scotland to compete (twice!) and tour the sights with all my dance friends.  Fun Fact: My favorite food is ice cream even though I'm lactose intolerant.

Emily

SoS Title: Asst. Choreographer/Social Media Director/Dancer

Started Dancing: Age 4

Favorite Dance Memory: Going to Scotland to compete (twice!) and tour the sights with all my dance friends.

Fun Fact: My favorite food is ice cream even though I'm lactose intolerant.

Myra   SoS Title: Choreographer/ Rehearsal Coordinator  Age Started Dancing: Age 3  Favorite Dance Memory: It is a tie between the Tartan Day Parades where SOS performs on 6th Ave with schools from all over, and travelling with a previous dance team to perform in tattoos with other dance schools from around the world.  Fun Fact: any time I need a fun fact I use the fact that I am a highland dancer and perform in the full kilt outfit.

Myra

SoS Title: Choreographer/ Rehearsal Coordinator

Age Started Dancing: Age 3

Favorite Dance Memory: It is a tie between the Tartan Day Parades where SOS performs on 6th Ave with schools from all over, and travelling with a previous dance team to perform in tattoos with other dance schools from around the world.

Fun Fact: any time I need a fun fact I use the fact that I am a highland dancer and perform in the full kilt outfit.

Mariah   SoS Title: Dancer  Age Started dancing: Age 7  Favorite Dance memory: In 2017 I auditioned for the International Highland Dance Team for the Moscow Tattoo at Spasskaya Tower and I was chosen as one of 48 dancers from around the world to join this team. I was also the only American performer in the whole festival. I had the most amazing time getting to meet other Highland dancers and artists from around the world and I loved being able to share my passion for Highland dance with the people of Moscow and those watching internationally.  Fun Fact: In addition to studying, I have a job here in New York City. I get dressed up in stage makeup and costumes and give out discount flyers for Broadway shows to people in Times Square.

Mariah

SoS Title: Dancer

Age Started dancing: Age 7

Favorite Dance memory: In 2017 I auditioned for the International Highland Dance Team for the Moscow Tattoo at Spasskaya Tower and I was chosen as one of 48 dancers from around the world to join this team. I was also the only American performer in the whole festival. I had the most amazing time getting to meet other Highland dancers and artists from around the world and I loved being able to share my passion for Highland dance with the people of Moscow and those watching internationally.

Fun Fact: In addition to studying, I have a job here in New York City. I get dressed up in stage makeup and costumes and give out discount flyers for Broadway shows to people in Times Square.

Abigail   SoS Title: Dancer  Started Dancing: Age 9  Favorite Dance Memory: Going to dance camp in Troy, New York at the Braemar Summer School of Highland Dance and getting to see all of my dance buddies from around the country!  Fun Fact: Abi goes to Haiti every year to volunteer as a nurse and she is currently learning to speak Creole!

Abigail

SoS Title: Dancer

Started Dancing: Age 9

Favorite Dance Memory: Going to dance camp in Troy, New York at the Braemar Summer School of Highland Dance and getting to see all of my dance buddies from around the country!

Fun Fact: Abi goes to Haiti every year to volunteer as a nurse and she is currently learning to speak Creole!

Libby   SoS Title: Secretary/Dancer  Started Dancing: Age 6  Favorite Dance Memory: Winning my first (and only) trophy! My teacher wasn't at the competition so I called her during the car ride home. She was so excited for me that she spent the evening calling all of  her  family members to share my good news!  Fun Fact: I spent several summers during and after college working on organic farms harvesting veggies and chasing pigs!

Libby

SoS Title: Secretary/Dancer

Started Dancing: Age 6

Favorite Dance Memory: Winning my first (and only) trophy! My teacher wasn't at the competition so I called her during the car ride home. She was so excited for me that she spent the evening calling all of her family members to share my good news!

Fun Fact: I spent several summers during and after college working on organic farms harvesting veggies and chasing pigs!

Marjorie   SoS Title: Dancer  Age Started Dancing: Age 4  Favorite Dance Memory: Spending a summer performing at the Surflight Theatre. A beach-side summer stock theater in Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island (LBI) at the Jersey Shore. The season included the shows: Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Promises Promises, Pinocchio and The Sound of Music :-)  Fun Fact: I ran away with the circus! I was a dancer in Ringling Bros.& Barnum and Baily Circus 125th Anniversary Tour and performed in 24 arenas in the US and lived on the circus train :-)

Marjorie

SoS Title: Dancer

Age Started Dancing: Age 4

Favorite Dance Memory: Spending a summer performing at the Surflight Theatre. A beach-side summer stock theater in Beach Haven, NJ on Long Beach Island (LBI) at the Jersey Shore. The season included the shows: Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Promises Promises, Pinocchio and The Sound of Music :-)

Fun Fact: I ran away with the circus! I was a dancer in Ringling Bros.& Barnum and Baily Circus 125th Anniversary Tour and performed in 24 arenas in the US and lived on the circus train :-)

Annelise   SoS Title: Treasurer/Dancer  Age Started Dancing: Age 9  Favorite Dance Memory: Performing the Sword Dance at the Sewickley Light-Up Night in December and completing without kicking the sword, even with another dancer's sword crossed over mine and a headband that had fallen down to blindfold me!  Fun Fact: I have studied Italian, French, German, Russian, and Spanish but really only remember how to order food (very important) and curse words.

Annelise

SoS Title: Treasurer/Dancer

Age Started Dancing: Age 9

Favorite Dance Memory: Performing the Sword Dance at the Sewickley Light-Up Night in December and completing without kicking the sword, even with another dancer's sword crossed over mine and a headband that had fallen down to blindfold me!

Fun Fact: I have studied Italian, French, German, Russian, and Spanish but really only remember how to order food (very important) and curse words.

Kendra   SoS Title: Co-founder/Dancer  Started Dancing: Age 7  Favorite Dance Memory: Performing at Epcot Center, showcasing Scotland!  Fun Fact: I danced in the NYC Tartan Parade and performed the Barrracks Johnny 1 week before my 2nd child was born.

Kendra

SoS Title: Co-founder/Dancer

Started Dancing: Age 7

Favorite Dance Memory: Performing at Epcot Center, showcasing Scotland!

Fun Fact: I danced in the NYC Tartan Parade and performed the Barrracks Johnny 1 week before my 2nd child was born.