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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