Alexandra Beaton Biography

Alexandra Beaton is a Canadian actress and dancer best known for her role as Emily in TV series, ‘The Next Step. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and other facts related to her life.

Alexandra Beaton
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 5, 1994

Nationality: Canadian

Famous: Actresses Canadian Women

Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Born in: Canada

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'3" (160 cm), 5'3" Females


father: John Beaton

mother: Kate Wheeler

siblings: Sophie Beaton

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Alexandra Beaton is a Canadian actress and dancer who gained worldwide fame for her role as Emily in ‘The Next Step’, a television drama series for teens. She started her career in acting at the early age of 12 by making an appearance in the 2006 American war film '300.' She became known after her appearance in 'The Next Step', a series about a group of dancers attending the Next Step dance studio. She played the role of Emily—a very stubborn but talented girl who is also the dance captain of the studio—throughout the several seasons of the show. Despite her young age, Beaton became quite appreciated not just for her good acting skills but also because of her amazing skills in dancing. She has also made numerous appearances in ads and commercials, including one for Roger Cell Phones and one in which she starred in a Shoppers Drug Mart print campaign ‘Four Sisters.’ Beaton had taken part in a campaign for Health Canada in a theatre advertising campaign as well. She is a good speaker and she devotes considerable time for mentoring young girls through programs such as ‘Young Women on the Move.’

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Alexandra Beaton
Childhood & Early Life
  • Alexandra Beaton was born on 5 December 1994, in Canada, to John Beaton, a well-established businessman and Kate Wheeler, a journalist as well as a radio host. Beaton is of Italian, German, Irish, English and Finnish descent.
  • She has a sibling named Sophia with whom she was raised.At an early age she developed a passion for dancing. She also loved to act. Her parents encouraged her from her childhood to pursue her interests in both dancing and acting.
  • She has always loved staying fit through a variety of sports. From her childhood she had a great love for music and reading as well. She stated in an interview that she has read the ‘Harry Potter’ books multiple times.
  • As a young girl Alexandra was inspired by numerous personalities, especially Audrey Hepburn, the talented and beautiful British actress and model.
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  • Alexandra Beaton, who is considered as one of the upcoming young talents of the Canadian film Industry, became active from 2005. However, she is known more for her dancing skills rather than acting. She is known to practice several dance forms, and her strengths are mostly in lyrical and jazz.
  • She had also taken part in the Shaw Festival, which is considered to be a significant nonprofit Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake,¬¬¬¬ Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in all of North America. It was started with the intent to stimulate interest in George Bernard Shaw's works, as well promote advancement in Canadian theatre arts. During her appearance, Beaton danced and sang on the stage as Baby June in ‘Gypsy.’
  • She started her acting career with a brief role in the film ‘300’ in 2006, appearing as a burnt village child dying in the arms of King Leonidas, a role played by the renowned Scottish actor Gerard Butler.
  • Being an award winning competitive dancer, Beaton—whose strengths are in lyrical and jazz—got the splendid opportunity to put her dance skills to the test when she started acting in the teen television drama ‘The Next Step.’ Concurrently she is continuing her university studies as a scholar.
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Major Works
  • Alexandra Beaton’s career in acting started with the 2006 American epic fantasy film ‘300.’ The film, which is based on the 1998 comic series of the same name, revolves around a king named King Leonidas, played by Gerard Butler, and 300 Spartans whom he leads into battle against a Persian King Xerxes, who has an army of more than 300,000 soldiers. Despite being less in number, the Spartans refuse to surrender and possessing superior fighting skills, fight well, defeating waves after waves of the Persian army.
  • Even though Xerxes approaches Leonidas asking him to surrender in exchange of wealth and power, Leonidas instead mocks him, and soon, his small but strong army, crushes the Persian army once and for all. It received mixed reviews from critics worldwide. A sequel to the film was also released in 2014 named ‘300: Rise of an Empire.’
  • Another one of Beaton’s popular works is the Canadian teen drama series ‘The Next Step.’ The series, which is filmed in Toronto, Canada, is a story about a group of skilled dancers attending a dance studio named The Next Step Dance Studio. The series started airing on the Family Channel on 8 March 2013. Its premier had a larger audience than any other series since the launch of the channel in 1988. The show won the Shaw Rocket Prize for Children in 2013, and got nominated for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series in 2014.
  • Because of its popularity across Canada, BBC Worldwide licensed the series to several international broadcasters on 8 January 2014. These included the Disney Channel in Australia, CBBC in the UK, and Hulu in the US. It has had four seasons so far.
  • Beaton, throughout the series, portrays the character of Emily, a talented dancer as well as an overprotective sister of two other dancers. In the first season, she is shown to be quite an arrogant and inconsiderate person, but after her humiliation, she is shown to change. The second season focuses mainly on her dating life, though at the end, she is forced to leave the studio because of an injury. Beaton apparently gave her best as it was because of this role that she could step into limelight and gain immense popularity.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • She has stated herself as being single currently. She keeps her personal life guarded and thus her dating history is not known.
  • Alexandra Beaton is very fond of her family and spends most of her time with her parents and her sister. She has also stayed out of any controversies related to her career or her personal life.

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