McKenzie Eldredge began her ballet training at the age of nine with Rocky Mountain Ballet under the direction of Connie Burton. At this young age, she discovered her love of performing and as she grew with the company she had the opportunity to dance in lead roles such as Clara, Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy in the Nutcracker, as well as the Paquita Principal, and other beautiful parts. In 2008 McKenzie auditioned for and then raised the money to attend Boston Ballet’s Summer Dance Program. She was delighted to guest as the Sugar Plum Fairy for a company in Idaho in 2011. By 2014 McKenzie finished and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, Ballet Emphasis, at Utah Valley University. Here she rediscovered her passion for dance as she began her involvement with Repertory Ballet Ensemble. With RBE McKenzie performed many lead roles, contemporary works, traveled to Regional Dance America programs twice and even spent a year dancing with Utah Regional Ballet, now known as Utah Metropolitan Ballet. During her time at UVU she received full tuition performing scholarships, and was chosen for the Dean’s Choice Award in 2014.
Since 2014 McKenzie has enjoyed teaching at Lifehouse and seeing the amazing things the dancers have accomplished. She has loved choreographing and imparting her love and knowledge of classical and contemporary ballet with her dancers.
McKenzie lives in Eagle Mountain with her husband, Max; their two beautiful children Montgomery and Katherine, as well as their cat, Flash (and hoping to add a dog to the mix soon). She loves board games, traveling (Disneyland!!!), the great outdoors, and exploring Utah Valley with her kids.