McKenna Carnegie

pre-advanced ballet teacher


Pre-Advanced ballet will focus on improving both ballet technique and performance. Classes will consist of barre, centre, and down the floor exercises. We will also be adding in combinations that are both classical and more modern in style. A broad ballet vocabulary, as well as an intermediate/advanced ballet understanding with 5-7 years of experience is recommended for the class.


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Name/Nickname: McKenna Carnegie

Year and Program: Fourth Year Commerce

Hometown: Hamilton, ON

What does dance mean to you? Dance is something that has been a constant in my life since I was 3 years old. Due to this, dance means fun, friendship, comfort and freedom to me. It is an outlet for stress and creativity, and I am so grateful to be able to continue dancing through life! 

Favorite YouTube channel: I watch a ton of YouTube but a current favourite is Danny Gonzalez.

Theme song of your life: Juice by Lizzo just because I love that song.

Most memorable dance moment: My most memorable dance experience would have to be going to LA for 3 weeks with my team to train (and eat lots of In and Out).


Dance Background/Experience

I have been dancing since I was 3 years old, and joined my studio's competitive team at the age of 7. I trained extensively in various styles such as jazz, contemporary, lyrical, ballet, and pointe. I was fortunate enough to have a successful time as a competitive dancer, and got experiences like training in LA, being a dancer in On the Floor's Sick Kids Gala, and competing at The Dance Awards in NYC. I completed my RAD ballet exams grades 1-8, as well as my Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams, passing each with distinction. I have continued dancing at Queen's on Queen's Competitive Dance team, and as teacher for QDC for the past 2 years. I am excited to continue my dance journey this year teaching this class!