Bree Wasylenko Biography
Bree Wasylenko is a Canadian choreographer, dancer, and dance instructor, who rose to prominence after appearing in the hit 'Family Channel' series 'The Next Step.' She was trained in dance since a tender age and eventually learned various forms of dance. She moved to Toronto to explore the world of choreography. In the process, she started receiving offers to perform as a dancer and an actor. Bree ended up in the top 20 of the third season of 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada' and featured as an assistant choreographer in other seasons of the show. Bree made her transition into acting with the 'Family Channel’s 'The Next Step’ and performed in a wide array of films, TV projects, and music videos subsequently. Along with devoting herself to acting and choreography, Bree shares her passion for dance with young and budding artists through her workshops in dance studios all across Canada.
- Bree started taking ballet lessons when she was just 3 years old. Later, she was trained in various other dance styles, such as jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop. Bree moved to Toronto at the age of 19 to enrich her dance career.
- Bree has been featured as a dancer in music videos of artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Desman. She worked as an assistant choreographer in seasons 1 (2008), 2 (2009) and 4 (2011) of the dance reality show 'So You Think You Can Dance Canada,' while she competed in the third season of the reality show (which premiered in 2010). Bree served as an assistant choreographer for the 2012 teen comedy–drama 'Frenemies' and the TV show 'American Royalty.’ She has also choreographed for commercials of brands such as 'Pepperidge Farms' (the “Feel the Crunch” commercial) and 'Staples' (the “Back to School” commercial). She was the lead choreographer of the pilot of the 2011 TV movie 'Stay with Me.'
- Bree made her acting debut with the drama TV movie 'Alive' as ‘Roxy.’ The movie was released on February 5, 2013. The same year, she received her breakthrough role. Bree’s most prominent TV appearance was as ‘Kate’ in 102 episodes (2013–2018) of the Canadian teen drama series 'The Next Step.' Bree portrayed ‘Clarissa Eldridge,’ a wealthy housewife of the early 1900s, in a 2015 episode of the 'CBC' series 'Murdoch Mysteries’ and appeared as a laundress in the 'CW’ series 'Reign.’ In 2017, she appeared as ‘Kiki Razzle’ in an episode of the Canadian news/satire/comedy series 'The Beaverton.’ Bree was next seen as ‘Shava’ in a 2018 episode of the web series 'Star Trek: Discovery.' Some of her other TV projects include the Canadian children's comedy series 'Baxter,' aired on the 'Family Channel,' and the 'CW' series 'Nikita.' The series 'Over the Rainbow' featured Bree as a dancer. Bree made her film debut as ‘Venus’ in the 2018 science-fiction crime drama 'Kin.'
- Bree has been part of the dance crew of several live stage shows. She was part of the live shows of Howie D, Keisha Chante, and Danny Fernandes. She was also part of the 2011 'Parapan Games' and the drama 'Iphigenia in Tauris.' She appeared in 'RAIN – Life in Full Bloom' and 'Verb. Atum,' both created by choreographer Linda Garneau. Some of the music videos that Bree has choreographed are Sam Smith’s 'That Much Closer' and Shad’s 'Remember 2 Remember.’ Along with choreographer Caroline Torti, Bree serves as the co-director of 'Collective Elite Entertainment' and has choreographed events for several top-notch brands, such as 'Calvin Klein,' 'CIBC,' 'TIFF,' and the City of Toronto’s 'Cavalcade of Lights.' Bree choreographed Carly Rae Jepsen’s performance at the 2012 'MMVAs’. The co-directors created a short film named 'Ruin.' Produced under 'Collective Elite Entertainment,' the short film was all about dance and was released on 'YouTube' in 2016. Bree, along with the cast of 'The Next Step,’ created a full-day dance workshop called the 'Pure Dance Convention' that runs across Canada. The workshop is primarily for budding dancers and focuses on giving them an intensive workshop experience.
- Apart from immersing herself in choreography and acting, Bree creates content for her social-media pages. She has a self-titled 'YouTube' channel, which she began in 2011. The channel primarily hosts daily vlogs and Bree’s dance routines. However, Bree is not too active in posting vlogs and currently has around one thousand subscribers on her channel. She also posts on her 'Instagram' page, where she has over 165 thousand followers.
- Bree was born on June 13, 1988, in Okotoks, Canada. She grew up in Calgary, a city in the Canadian province of Alberta, with her three sisters, who are dancers, too. Bree dated Spencer Farrell in 2015. According to some of her recent blogs and vlogs on her 'YouTube' channel, she is dating a man named Bryan.
- Bree's favorite dance style is contemporary. She loves Hawaiian pizza, avocados, and chocolate.
- Bree's all-time favorite movie is ‘Dirty Dancing.’
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