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Meet the Dancers of Shot of Scotch NYC

  Kendra Monroe SoS Title: Co-founder/Creative Director/Dancer Hometown: Chicago, Illinois "Real Life" ID: Dental Hygienist Started Dancing: Age 7 Favorite Dance Memory: My favorite dance memory was when I got to perform at Epcot Center Scotland! Fun Fact: Kendra has a dual citizenship with the USA and Canada!

 

Kendra Monroe

SoS Title: Co-founder/Creative Director/Dancer

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

"Real Life" ID: Dental Hygienist

Started Dancing: Age 7

Favorite Dance Memory: My favorite dance memory was when I got to perform at Epcot Center Scotland!

Fun Fact: Kendra has a dual citizenship with the USA and Canada!

  Abigail Rosenberger SoS Title: Social Media Director/Dancer Hometown: Guilderland, New York "Real Life" ID: Oncology Nurse 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 Rosenberger

SoS Title: Social Media Director/Dancer

Hometown: Guilderland, New York

"Real Life" ID: Oncology Nurse

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!

  Anna Fitzgerald SoS Title: Performance Coordinator/Dancer Hometown: Cary, North Carolina "Real Life" ID: Bassonist 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 Fitzgerald

SoS Title: Performance Coordinator/Dancer

Hometown: Cary, North Carolina

"Real Life" ID: Bassonist

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 Ritter SoS Title: Choreographer/Dancer Hometown: Fairway, KS "Real Life" ID: Marketing Coordinator, Bloomsbury Publishing 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 Ritter

SoS Title: Choreographer/Dancer

Hometown: Fairway, KS

"Real Life" ID: Marketing Coordinator, Bloomsbury Publishing

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. 

  Annelise MacLeod SoS Title: Treasurer/Dancer Home Town: Beaver, PA "Real Life" I.D.: Community Health Advocate Age Started Dancing: 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 MacLeod

SoS Title: Treasurer/Dancer

Home Town: Beaver, PA

"Real Life" I.D.: Community Health Advocate

Age Started Dancing: 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.

  Rachel McPherson SoS Title: Dancer Hometown: Raleigh, NC "Real Life" I.D.: Social Media Strategy Age Started Dancing: 6 Favorite Dance Memory: That's so hard because there are just too many good memories over the years at the Jo Moore School and it's what lead me to join Shot of Scotch here in NY. I'll never forget my first trophy at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in NC, being able to travel with my family almost every weekend for highland games, summer dance camps, Nationals and travels to Scotland (including some very nauseous bus rides, sorry Mrs. McDougal). The friends I made, like Amanda Jones and Sarah McDaniel, and the memories with them giggling during class are priceless.  Fun Fact: My company just did a photo shoot highlighting some of their employees and I was featured in my kilt doing Scottish Highland Dancing. It'll run in PRWeek soon!

 

Rachel McPherson

SoS Title: Dancer

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

"Real Life" I.D.: Social Media Strategy

Age Started Dancing: 6

Favorite Dance Memory: That's so hard because there are just too many good memories over the years at the Jo Moore School and it's what lead me to join Shot of Scotch here in NY. I'll never forget my first trophy at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in NC, being able to travel with my family almost every weekend for highland games, summer dance camps, Nationals and travels to Scotland (including some very nauseous bus rides, sorry Mrs. McDougal). The friends I made, like Amanda Jones and Sarah McDaniel, and the memories with them giggling during class are priceless. 

Fun Fact: My company just did a photo shoot highlighting some of their employees and I was featured in my kilt doing Scottish Highland Dancing. It'll run in PRWeek soon!

  Libby Maylen SoS Title: Secretary/Dancer Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan "Real Life" ID: Contracts Assistant, Penguin Group USA 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 Maylen

SoS Title: Secretary/Dancer

Hometown: Birmingham, Michigan

"Real Life" ID: Contracts Assistant, Penguin Group USA

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!

  Anick Boyd SoS Title: Dancer Hometown: San Diego, California   "Real Life" ID: Ph.D. Candidate Started Dancing: Age 3   Favorite Dance Memory: Camping each year at the Costa Mesa Highland Games and waking up to the sound of pipes.   Fun Fact: I am bilingual, French and English!

 

Anick Boyd

SoS Title: Dancer

Hometown: San Diego, California
 
"Real Life" ID: Ph.D. Candidate

Started Dancing: Age 3
 
Favorite Dance Memory: Camping each year at the Costa Mesa Highland Games and waking up to the sound of pipes.
 
Fun Fact: I am bilingual, French and English!

  Marjorie Stewart SoS Title: Rehearsal Coordinator/Dancer Home Town: Middletown, NY "Real Life" I.D.: Paralegal at the Walt Disney Company Age Started Dancing: 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 Stewart

SoS Title: Rehearsal Coordinator/Dancer

Home Town: Middletown, NY

"Real Life" I.D.: Paralegal at the Walt Disney Company

Age Started Dancing: 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 :-)

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