Dancer Spotlight: Kamrie McCandless



When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?

Oh man, I wanted to work as a mechanic at Jiffy Lube.

Your favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

Well, my older brother Shane got married in Brazil. My family was able to attend and it was incredible!

What super hero power would you choose to have?

Shoot that is a hard one… Uhm.. I’ll go with my favorite character Wolverine’s power, being able to heal myself. And if I had claws… that would be great too.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Gymnastics & speak Portuguese.

If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

Mrs. For the first name and then Jackman for my last… I love Hugh.

What was the last movie, tv show or book that made you cry?

Oh dear, it is not difficult for me to shed a tear. Spiderman 2 really REALLY got to me… Everyone that has seen it knows what I’m talking about!

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Live in Florida… It’s hot there.

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

Swim in the highly unsanitary canal… Oh childhood.


What story does your family always tell about you?

I did the Jr. Miss pageant in High School. When I was getting ready my mom mentioned to me that I should rethink my shoe choice. I was wearing some comfy little black flats that I would be wearing that night in the opening number.  She said, “Kamrie your shoes is going to fall off!” They were a little loose but I tried to ease her worry by promising, “Mom, I promise you a thousand dollars my shoe won’t fall off.” The opening number started off without a hitch. We were doing our cute little routine when I felt it… my right shoe was no longer on my foot. It had become a flying object into the audience. Oh my goodness it was hilarious. But, the show must go on. Someone threw it back on stage about a minute later and it found its way back onto my foot. I giggled and groaned at the end of the number… I owed my Mom a thousand bucks. By the end of the night I was lucky enough to receive some scholarships from the pageant that almost matched to amount I needed to pay back my mom for the promise I made earlier that night. Love you Mom!

When was the last time you were nervous?

Not having the best footing while doing some lifts at dance rehearsal the other day. (Haha, sorry Shanna)