McKenzie grew up dancing from the age of 3 and found her home studio to be Woodbury Dance Center. She took classes in ballet, tap, jazz, pom, and lyrical. At age 13 she began the teaching assistant program at WDC and found teaching to be her passion. McKenzie is currently a student at the University of Wisconsin River Falls working towards a degree in Elementary Education, as well as coaching Stillwater Area High School’s Fall Dance Team. She looks forward to combining her passion for dance and teaching at WDC.