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'Come Dance With Me': Who is Saeda McKoy? Arizona girl choreographed audition routine at JUST 10

Trutting since she was a toddler, Saeda can now choreograph sequences on her own
Saeda and her father, Shamus McKoy from 'Come Dance With Me' (Instagram/@_saeda.mckoy_)
Saeda and her father, Shamus McKoy from 'Come Dance With Me' (Instagram/@_saeda.mckoy_)

CBS' next big watch 'Come Dance With Me' is right around the corner. Are you all set to welcome the 12 parent-kid teams? 

The reality dance competition has had the network welcome and officially unveil the talented dance teams. What's more, the pairs will compete to take a shot at winning the grand prize of a whopping $100,000 as well.

Scheduled to premiere on April 15, 2022, on CBS, and hosted by Phillip Lawrence, the show will see its dance teams with a parent-kid duo; the former who have prioritized their childrens' dancing dreams over their jobs. One amongst them is Saeda, and her bestie and father, Shamus McKoy. We'll also see Jenna Dewan, Tricia Miranda, and Dexter Mayfield on the judging panel. Who's excited?


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Who is Saeda McKoy?

Native to Mesa in Arizona, 12-year-old Saeda McKoy is a talented and budding dancer. She is a student at The Platform Dance Studio, where she currently trains vigorously. Saeda also describes herself as both, a dancer as well as an artist.

Saeda takes part in competitive dancing as well, having performed for Velocity Dance Convention, a popular dance company in LA, on several occasions. Her journey with this dance school began in 2016 when she was 6. She'd actively participate in both regional and national competitions for the same.

Saeda with her crew for Velocity Dance Convention (Instagram - @_saeda.mckoy_)

In addition, Saeda is into the modeling game as well, having marketed for Five Dancewear, an apparel company that specializes in clothing for movers, shakers, and risk-takers. 

Saeda McKoy flaunting Five Dancewear (Instagram - @_saeda.mckoy_)

Saeda will be joined by her superhero dad on stage, Shamus McKoy, a social worker by profession. Fun fact about Saeda; the little one was just 10 when she choreographed the sequence for the daddy daughter's duet for the audition of 'Come Dance With Me'.


She owes it to her dad for always being there for her, dating back to her very first dance recital, and also for agreeing to accompany her on the show so her dance dreams would come true. 


Here's an adorable snap of super tiny Saeda on stage for one of her very first dance recitals as a toddler. 


Shamus shared a newspaper clip on his Instagram; the duo was featured in The Mesa Tribune! He wrote, "Lets goooo fammmooo!! And don't forget to tune in 4/15 8pt on cbs and watch my amazing daughter while clowning me. Oh the things we do for our children. Never in a million years would I have thought I would be doin somethin like this. Whodathunkit?".


Here's the beautiful family of four, with baby Shamus Jr.McKoy and mama-wife, Shannon McKoy, all geared up to cheer for their favorites!


'Come Dance With Me' premieres on Friday, April 15, at 8/7c, on CBS. The program will also stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.