The Dirt with Amanda Cleghorn

One look at Amanda Cleghorn, and it’s easy to see why she was voted runner-up on “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” Season 3: She’s a full-bodied mover with total command of her instrument. And since she moved to L.A. in 2012, many choreographers have taken note. Cleghorn has performed with Stacey Tookey’s company, Still Motion, and appeared alongside Derek Hough in the movie Make Your Move, with choreography by Tabitha and Napoleon D’umo. She’s also danced on Taylor Swift’s RED Tour, choreographed by Tyce Diorio, and in several of Swift’s music videos. Want to know more about this contemporary dancer? Read on for The Dirt.

(Photo courtesy Amanda Cleghorn)

What' s one thing you can't live without?

My cellphone, even though I hate to admit it.

What's your favorite city in the world?

I still have so much to see, but so far I would say Sydney, Australia.

Who's your dance crush?

Justin Timberlake. If only he wasn't married...

What's your favorite Instagram filter?

I normally use #nofilter, but I love another app called VSCO.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Ice cream!

What's your biggest guilty pleasure?

The "Bachelor/Bachelorette." I always say I won't watch the next season and then I cave!

What's the strangest thing in your dance bag?

What don't I have in that bag? I bring absolutely everything with me.

What was your most embarrassing onstage moment?

I accidentally jumped into a camera on a large crane. I've got a video for proof! Looking back at it now always makes me laugh.

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