Originally from British Columbia, Canada, Kiki began dancing at age 7 and had a very successful dancing career competing at the Regional, National and World Championship levels. Kiki naturally progressed into teaching where she passes on her passion for the art of Highland dance to her many students. Currently in her 29th year of teaching and a member of the RSOBHD Judges panel, Kiki’s enthusiasm for Highland dance hasn’t diminished.She runs a successful dance school with her twin sister Inge Merry in the Seattle area producing many champions over the years.
Kiki takes great pride in the promotion of the Scottish arts and their students actively participate in local shows, parades, exhibitions, and theatre productions. She also prepares students for SDTA examinations and mentors them thru level-tests, student-teaching and fully accredited teaching certifications. Their students participate regularly in high-level competitions and championships throughout Canada, USA, and Scotland, in addition to being nominated regularly for the North American Scottish Dance Teachers’ Alliance (SDTA) scholarship invitational held each year.Several of their students have also had the opportunity to participate in the Basel, Edinburgh, and Sydney Tattoos.
In her free time Kiki likes to spend time with her family traveling, camping, boating and sailing.She is a side drummer in the Keith Highlanders Grade 3 Pipe Band competing throughout North America and Scotland, and this summer they plan to travel to Scotland to compete at the 2020 World Pipe Band Championships.