Calico Goodrich is a true renaissance woman, who has spent almost her entire life making ill-advised decisions, yet somehow everything seems to be working out. She has chosen dance in general, and lindy hop in particular, as her spiritual path, and has taken the ballroom as her church.

Her dance credentials include 3 years of intensive modern and ballet at the University of Washington, and current bi-weekly classes at the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company. She has 15 glorious years of lindy hop experience and almost as many years of the misunderstood art of slow dancing. She has been a serious student of Guinean traditional music and dancing since 2013, travelling to West Africa three times to study with performers from Les Ballets Africains (the national dance company of the Republic of Guinea). She has also studied in Mozambique and South Africa. She has been validated by her peers in the form of unsolicited compliments and the occasional lindy hop competition win.

She has a B.A. in Romance Lingustics, which allows her to win every grammar argument on the internet. At parties she gets drunk and diagrams sentences. Last year she decided to quit her fancy programming job because she was sick of working for the man. This fall she is starting her Masters in Jurisprudence at the University of Washington, where she will focus on civil rights and racial justice.

Calico lives in Seattle, and can never leave the Pacific Northwest because she is a rare species of mushroom.

She drinks several cups of tea a day.