Mekenzie started dancing at the age of 3. Most of her dance training took place at Perfect Pointe Dance Studio of Arlington, which is where her love for dance blossomed. Over the years she studied ballet, pointe, Irish step dance, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. As a teenager, she competed in competitions across Northern Virginia and attended many master classes and workshops, including the Student Honors Intensive Program at the University at Buffalo. She also had the privilege of participating in several community outreach performances around Arlington.
After high school, Mekenzie attended Randolph College. There she had the privilege of studying dance with Pamela Risenhoover and many wonderful professional choreographers through the Helen McGehee Visiting Artist Program. While at Randolph, Mekenzie earned several awards in dance, including the Eleanor Struppa Departmental Award. She became well-versed in the technical aspects of dance production and has at various times served as an assistant stage manager, concert producer, and choreographer. She has choreographed for Randolph College Dance Concerts, the Greek Play, and the 2016 Festival of Colors.
Mekenzie graduated with a B.A. in Dance and Liberal Studies from Randolph College in 2019. She graduated from Randolph again in 2020 with an M.A.T. in Curriculum and Instruction. Currently, she is working towards becoming a certified instructor of ballet, tap, jazz, and modern through Dance Masters of America, and has completed level two of Teacher Training School. Mekenzie is also an elementary school teacher and she loves sharing the amazing art of dance with all of her students.