is excited to join the ATC team. A Jamaican native, Chicago actor, and Arizona transplant, Mckenzie received her BA in performance from SIUC. Upon graduating, she toured Barbados, England, and Nigeria with ZMirage Co. as Aysatu in Preemptive and Cora in Seven. Upon returning stateside, she became a resident burlesque dancer with Gorilla Tango Theater for two years before moving to Arizona. Since relocating, she’s been seen as Ernestine in Crumbs From the Table of Joy, Ferdinand in The Duchess of Malfi, Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Ophelia in Hamlet (Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival); as Jewel in The Taste Test and Danitra in Lines In The Dust (Black Theater Troupe); as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Celia in As You Like It, Gertrude in Hamlet, and Mobray/Queen in Richard II (Southwest Shakespeare Company); as Grace in Junie B Jones is Not a Crook (Childsplay); as Sara in Stop Kiss, Shelita Burns in Bee-Luther-Hatchee, and Kanitra in Permanent Collection (Emerson Theater Collaborative); and as Macy in The Cake (Stray Cat Theatre). She is also the Equality and Casting Director for Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, a published cover model, published poet, dancer, and teaching artist.