Shelby Bain Biography

Shelby Bain is a Canadian dancer and actress. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: July 28, 2001

Nationality: Canadian

Famous: Dancers Actresses

Age: 18 Years, 18 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Leo

Born in: Canada

Famous as: Dancer, Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females


father: Michael Bain

mother: Tara Bain

siblings: Connor

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education: Rosedale School for the Arts in Toronto

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Shelby Bain is a Canadian dancer and actress who is best known for portraying the role of Amy on the Family Channel drama mockumentary series 'The Next Step' since its fourth season, in 2016. The same year, she acted as a student on six episodes of the Canadian drama and performing arts series 'Backstage'. In her short acting career so far, she has acted in a couple of short films like 'Wretched' and 'Withheld', has appeared as a ballet dancer in the film 'Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight', and has also performed live on the mini-series 'Over the Rainbow' on CBC. As a dancer, she has performed in live shows in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom and has been featured in Family Channel's 'Big Ticket Summer Concert'. She is also a YouTuber who has uploaded her dance performances on her channel over the years, and also shares dance tips, DIY videos, challenges, recipes and more. She runs a YouTube series called 'The Shelby and Allie Show' with her friend Allie Goodbun and the 'SMB Adventures' series with another of her friends named Briar. She recently did a project titled 'copycatwalk' in which she recreated high-profile vogue looks from fashion photos at thrift store budget.

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Rise to Stardom
  • Shelby Bain began her career as a dancer and performed at various prestigious events which helped her earn opportunities to perform on television as well. However, she first acted in the lead role of Scarlett in a Humber College student horror film titled 'Wretched', in 2011. She shot the short film while she was eight or nine, but stopped acting for a while to focus on competitive dancing. In 2012, she made her first TV appearance on the CBC mini-series 'Over the Rainbow', on which she danced as a Munchkin.
  • She got back into acting when she was about 13 years old and appeared as a ballet dancer and student in the direct-to-DVD film 'Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight', the eighth film in the 'American Girl' movie series, in 2014. Following an appearance as Morgan in the short 'Withheld' in 2016, she bagged the breakthrough role of Amy, a dancer with Dance Inc. on Family Channel's reality-style drama series 'The Next Step'. Between 2016 and 2018, she has acted in the recurring role on 68 episodes across three seasons. In 2016, she had also appeared in a small role in another Family Channel show titled 'Backstage'.
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Personal Life
  • Shelby Micara Bain was born on July 28, 2001 in Canada to Tara and Michael Bain. Her middle name was formed by combining her parents' names. She is the only daughter of her parents and has an older brother named Connor. She began dancing when she was only four years old. She went on to train in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and acro at Jeremy Nasmith's Dance TEQ Centre. She also took tumbling lessons once a week at Durham Elite Cheer. She is most fond of lyrical and acro dance and her favorite dance move is the 'scorpion' (also known as the 'hairpin'). She is also a trained gymnast. She can sing and can play the bass clarinet as well. She attended a public school in Whitby from where she completed her grade 8 graduation with honors and was the Valedictorian of her class. She then went on to enroll at the Rosedale School for the Arts in Toronto and also trains at Dance Inc. in Ajax, Ontario. She later took Advanced Acting lessons at Lewis Baumander Acting Studios. Apart from dancing, she was interested in pursuing a career as a scientist or a director when she was a child. She has a dog named Newton.
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Awards & Achievements
  • Shelby Bain was already a member of a competitive dance team by the time she was six. Since then, she has participated in several dance competitions in Canada and around the world, and has earned many trophies and honors. At the 'Candance Competition', she won the 'Miss Teen Burlington' award, was named 'Miss Junior Candance – Ajax 2012' and was the 'Junior Improvisation Winner'. She has received several 'Hall of Fame Nationals' honors including the 'Solo Showdown Finalist' award, the 'Precision and Entertainment Awards', and the 'Teen Duet National Champion' award. She was honored with the 'Driven Award' at Dance Inc. She was awarded the 'Triple Threat Award' at NYCDA. More recently, she won the 'Jump Dance Convention/Junior Title' in 2012-13, and then again in 2013-14. Her school had honored her with the 'Principal's Award' for her motivation and positive attitude all year round.

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