Bree Wasylenko
Actor, Dancer
“I think Bree is in serious need of some transportation…she definitely has a ticket on the hot tamale train, she was fabulous!” ”
– Mary Murphy – Judge, So You Think You Can Dance Canada

Already a successful dancer, Bree immersed herself in acting classes to round out her skills as a performer. Merging the two disciplines, Bree landed the lead role in the Family Channel show “The Next Step”, in which she plays “Kate”. From there she has gone on to play a supporting role, “Roxy” in MuchMusic’s film “Alive”, as well as “Frankie” in the short film “56 Pink Flamingos”.

After many years of professional dance training, her career took off after she made the Top 20 of Season 3 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada. Bree grew immensely as a dancer and performer, and immediately fell in love with the camera. From there, she went on to perform in hit television shows such as “Nikita”, “Bomb Girls”, “Baxter”, “Over The Rainbow”, “Canada’s Got Talent”, and as Ashley Tisdale’s body double in “Hellcats”. Her feature film performances include “Cobu 3D”, ABC’s “Desperately Seeking Santa”, and CTV’s “Turn The Beat Around”.

Not long after SYTYCDC, Bree started exploring other facets of the industry. She became very interested in the behind the scenes world of choreography. She has been blessed to have had the chance to work with some of the industry’s top players, including being the assistant choreographer for Nappytabs on “Cobu 3D”, and Danny Teeson on Disney’s “Frenemies”. She was also the assistant choreographer for the Staples “Back To School” commercial that featured Glee’s Heather Morris. Using the skills she learned from these mentors, Bree went on to choreograph for a CTV pilot entitled “Stay With Me”, as well as a promo for the upcoming Grace Kelly biopic “American Royalty”. Her most exciting project as a choreographer was for Carly Rae Jepsen’s performance of “Call Me Maybe” for the 2012 MMVA’s.

Bree’s stage credits include numerous industrials for companies such as RBC, Shoppers Drug Mart, LG, Bell Mobility, MAC Cosmetics, Sears and many more. She has performed with a host of major Canadian pop stars, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Shawn Desman, Blake McGrath, Danny Fernandes, Massari and many more. Bree has also been involved in company work, dancing in Linda Garneau’s Helix Dance Project in both the ’08 and ’09 seasons, as well as with the Canadian Opera Company in their Dora Award winning production of “Iphigenie en Tauride”.