Kathryn Renée McCormick is an American contemporary dancer and actress, 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 7-10 as one of the show's \"all-stars\". She has played a leading role in the fourth Step Up movie, Step Up Revolution and the upcoming, Dance-Off, alongside Shane Harper.\nKathryn started dancing at age three at her mother's studio, Dance Connection, then moved to Augusta West Studio, where her mother, Sandra Schmieden, 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.\nShe is featured as the female dancer in the music video \"Dead Inside\" by Muse\nShe currently tours with the dance convention and competition Dance Makers INC.