Chandrae’s beginnings warranted her an early career as a gymnast, after which she was
introduced to contemporary dance at Dance Vision, in Portland, Oregon.
Garnering a scholarship to The Edge Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, Chandrae
graduated from their professional program. Specializing and excelling in Jazz, Hip Hop,
Modern, Contemporary and Theater Dance Styles, her early training afforded her the
scope, to bring her athleticism to Swing Dance. Her success as a graduate from The Edge
Performing Arts Center, has allowed Ms. Roettig to work with some of LA’s top
choreographers in film, television, music and stage. Often serving in the duel roles of
dancer/performer and co-choreographer.
Her true love and passion for preserving the history of classic Swing Dancing and its
various styles has garnered her a position of respect, as a celebrated teacher in the Swing
world for the past 7 years. Astute in the various styles of swing, Chandrae has focused
on teaching the skill of partnering for the past 10. Her cheerful and playful attitude
proves her a joy to watch.
Chandrae performed in the major motion picture entitled “Gangster Squad”, alongside
her dance partner Stephen Sayer. Together, they have taught at Swing/Jazz Camps and
won national titles in Swing Dance competitions with Festivals in the U.S. and
throughout the world. She and Steven have created 3 performance groups with a are
committed to seeing vintage Swing Dance and Collegiate Shag back on the main stage, in
a big way.