Amber McDonald

Personal Details


Birthday: 4th July


Lives: Glasgow


Years on Squad: 2nd year


Occupation: Dance Student


Height: 5 ft 5”


Eye Colour: Blue


Hair Colour: Red


Nickname: Ambear, Amburrito, Ambi


Star Sign: Cancer


Questions & Answers


Been dancing since: 7 years old


Dance experience: Dancing for fun at local dance schools until age 14. For the past few years I have attended dance college where I have trained in ballet, jazz, tap, commercial and contemporary


Favourite style of dance: Jazz, commercial and musical theatre


What advice would you give to aspiring dancers? Never be scared to try something because you fear what people might say about you, as usually they are only focused on themselves and probably thinking the same thing!


Best advice ever given to me: Never compare your progress to another person’s! We all learn at different paces and have our own unique strengths


What is your earliest childhood memory? I remember falling of a Teletubbies scooter whilst in nursery lol


What I do to keep fit: Healthy eating, dancing and going to the gym


Three words that describe me are: Laidback, funny, doaty


I'm happiest when: I’m dancing or eating


My claim to fame is: Appearing as an extra on two CBBC shows and movie ‘The Wife’ (the main character was Glenn Close – the actress who played Cruella de Ville)


If I had a different job I'd be: If I didn’t dance I would be interested in something psychology related


My hobbies are: Aside from dance I love reading, writing and cooking


Pets: A German Shepherd named Luna


Most people don't know this about me: I can recite 30/50 of the United States in alphabetical order and I have no idea why lol


I've never been able to: Tumble – the thought terrifies me


Things that really annoy me: When people are unnecessarily rude or ignorant


Favourite food: I love avocado pasta


Favourite movie: The Wizard of Oz, Annie and Matilda are some I will never get sick of


What song will definitely get you up on the dance floor? I do love a bit of the cha cha slide


What is your favourite road trip music playlist? Depends how I’m feeling - I have such a varied music taste. It can be anything from Britney Spears to Pink Floyd to the Hairspray soundtrack!


What was your favourite TV show as a child? Tracy Beaker, Arthur, Mona the Vampire, My Parents are Aliens and many more!


If you could have a walk-on part in any TV show, what would it be? Dance Moms


What is your feel good DVD that is guaranteed to cheer you up? The Inbetweeners Movie never fails to make me laugh same as White Chicks


What would be your ideal weekend? A relaxing spa weekend somewhere very sunny


Favourite location in Scotland: Edinburgh


Favourite quote: “All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney


Favourite colour: It changes all the time but right now I really like baby blue and lilac


Favourite flower: Lavender


Favourite colour of nail polish: I’ve never worn it


Favourite sport: I love watching rhythmic gymnastics although I can’t do it myself


Favourite chocolate bar: I’m not a big chocolate fan but I like the occasional vego bar or fry’s peppermint cream


Favourite cake: The Flying Duck’s sticky toffee pudding! Or anything with buttercream


Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit? A cake


Favourite pizza topping: Veg - and I don’t mind a bit of pineapple lol


What’s your signature dish? I love a rice noodle, tofu and vegetable stir-fry


What would your last meal be? Something from the vegan Chinese restaurant Lotus


Favourite cartoon character: Lisa Simpson or Stewie Griffin


Favourite Super Hero: I’m not that familiar with any but probably Spiderman


What is your favourite word? I don’t have one, but I say ‘literally’ a lot


How would you spend £1million? Invest in my own business, move to a hot country and donate to some animal shelters


What do you think the Meaning of Life might be? To find your own purpose and live to your fullest potential


Do you think the Earth is flat? Possibly


If you could time travel to the past and the future; where would you visit and why? I’d go back and relive my greatest memories or maybe to the 70’s then I’d travel about 10 years later to see where I am


If you could have a super-power for a day what would it be and how would you spend your day? Being invisible would be cool


If you looked in the trunk of my car you would find? I don’t have one but probably food


What ringtone do you have on your mobile phone at the moment? Just the default


What's your 'handbag essentials'? Phone, purse, earphones, diary and pen, and maybe a snack or two


How many pairs of shoes do you own? Quite a lot but I stick to my trainers


Heels or trainers? Definitely trainers


Favourite outfit: Pyjamas - I basically live in the Primark hooded blankets


Best beauty tip: Coconut oil makes an amazing primer and makeup remover


Biggest hair trauma: When I was 11 I tried to cut my fringe off and ended up with a bald patch, I had to wear a thick hairband for a long time lol


Worst male fashion mistake: When people wear their trousers half way down their legs


Worst chat-up line: I don’t think I’ve ever heard one that doesn’t make me cringe


If you had to appear in a musical on Broadway which one would it be? Hairspray or Chicago


If your house was on fire, what would you save? My dog and my memory box


What is the best thing about being a Rockettes Dancer? All the amazing opportunities like performing at events and learning new routines to themes like Alice in Wonderland, Willy Wonka and The Greatest Showman