Meet Megan Kinney
“Raiding the Rock Vault”
Hometown: Annapolis, Md.
Started doing gymnastics and acrobatics around age 10; began to concentrate on dance a year later. … Competed in dance events around the country, including, at age 13, her first national championship in Las Vegas. … With sister Caitlin, was a contestant on season five of “So You Think You Can Dance.” … Studied musical theater at, and holds a bachelor’s degree in music from, the University of Miami. … Is an original cast member of “Raiding the Rock Vault.” … Puts her acrobatic, as well as her dancing, skills to use in the show. … Plays piano and is learning guitar. … Also writes music and is working with cast mate Tracii Guns on an album. … Also teaches yoga.
On supporting herself in L.A. while waiting for that first big break:
“I was a bar mitzvah dancer. I worked for a DJ company, and it was usually me and another girl and a DJ and we’d lead (party guests in) the cha-cha and the Slide. . I had a lot of weird jobs. I worked as a waitress. I worked promoting a restaurant in The Grove in a spandex dress, which was awful. Sometimes we’d work Oktoberfest parties or, like, the science department of USC’s Christmas party. (Laughs) It was so random.”