Kathryn McCormick

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Kathryn McCormick
Born7 July 1990 (age 28)
Years active2009–present
Jacob Patrick (m. 2015)

Kathryn McCormick (born 7 July 1990)[1] is an American contemporary actress and dancer, noted for placing third in the sixth season of the American televised dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, in which she had the highest placement for a woman on the season. She has returned in seasons 7–13 as one of the show's "all-stars". Additionally, she placed third with fellow So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation contestant, Tate McRae. She played a leading role in Step Up Revolution (2012), and in the film Dance-Off (2014) opposite Shane Harper.

Life and career[edit]

Kathryn started dancing at age three at her mother's studio, Dance Connection, then moved to Augusta West Studio, where her mother, Sandra Schmieden,[2] had also studied. She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 18 and landed a non-leading role in the remake of Fame. McCormick has also been featured in the Jar of Hearts music video by Christina Perri. She performed on Dancing with the Stars on November 20, 2012 and April 7, 2014. She is featured as the female dancer in the music video "Dead Inside" by Muse. In 2015, Kathryn and her husband, Jacob Patrick, released their documentary Like Air.[3] Kathryn wanted to bring light to the more optimistic side of competitive dance by showcasing her mentorship with three of her proteges from Dance Makers INC.[4] The documentary focuses on McCormick's mentorship for three girls as they train for DanceMakers Nationals. She continues to tour with the dance convention and competition Dance Makers INC.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Fame Dancer
2011 The Burbank Playas Present: Manipede! Audience Member 1
2012 Step Up Revolution Emily Anderson
2014 Dance-Off Jasmine
2015 Lift Me Up She Herself
2015 Like Air She Herself
Television roles
Year Show Role Notes
2009 So You Think You Can Dance Herself Placed third, 24 episodes
2010–2014, 2016 So You Think You Can Dance Herself Appeared as an "all-star", 20 episodes. Placed third in Season 13 with Tate McRae.
2012 Sketchy Mary "Jury Duty is War"
2012–2013 Chasing 8s Stacey Logan Lead role
2012, 2014 Dancing with the Stars Herself Guest, 2 episodes
2015 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nicole Episode: "The End Game"
Music videos and commercial roles
Year Title Artist Notes
2010 "Jar of Hearts" Christina Perri Dance choreographed by Stacey Tookey
2011 "My Favorite Things" Lea Michele uncredited appearance, DOVE commercial
2011 "Venus" Jennifer Lopez Gillette Venus' Goddess Commercial choreo by Tyce DiOrio
2012 "She Breaks" Vienne
2012 "Hands in the Air" Timbaland featuring Ne-Yo Music video (for Step Up Revolution)
2013 "Ocean" John Torres
2015 "Dead Inside" Muse


  1. ^ "Evans dancer and actress Kathyrn McCormick will sign autographs for charity". The Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  2. ^ "Augusta Dancer Stars In "Step Up Revolution"". WJBF-TV ABC 6. 2012-07-27. Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
  3. ^ "Kathryn McCormick Talks Like Air and "SYTYCD."". Dance Spirit. Dance Spirit. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  4. ^ Toomer, Jessica. "This 'So You Think You Can Dance' Star Is Inspiring The Next Generation". Guideposts. Retrieved 26 April 2017.

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