Celeste Brillon
Actor, Dancer, Singer
“ An artist spends their whole life trying to get back to the place where their heart was first opened.”
– Leslie Odom Jr.

Celeste has been in the limelight since the moment she was born as the New Year’s baby for all the Niagara region. Having a mother who is an opera singer and a father who is also a musician, the arts have always been forefront in her life. At the age of two and half, she began ballet at a summer camp and continued until accomplishing her Advance One Cecchetti level in ballet and plans to finish her teacher’s certification in the next few years. Tap, jazz, highland dance, lyrical, modern, acro and hip hop lessons ensued over the years and she has received awards and scholarships in all these styles of dance.

She has worked with The Shaw Festival for three seasons in ‘Sunday in the Park with George’, ‘My Fair Lady’ and played the role of Little Mary in the play ‘The Women’. In Niagara she has sung as a soloist with the Niagara Symphony and won the Cappie Award for ‘Most Outstanding Musical Theatre Singer/Actress’ as ‘Reno’ in her school’s production of Anything Goes. For many years she received accolades and awards from various music festivals for singing. As a dancer, she played the role of ‘Klara’ for three years with Ballet Jorgen in The Nutcracker touring across Ontario.

Celeste is currently in her final year at Sheridan finishing her Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre degree. She had the pleasure of dancing the ‘pas de deux’ in Sheridan’s production of On The Town, being the dance captain for Nine, and Celeste will be in both Cabaret and Guys and Dolls this spring. Celeste is incredibly passionate about women in theatre, which is why she started her own theatre company with two other women called ‘ The And, Stage Company’. This company produces all female productions of shows and aims to create more space and opportunities for people who identify as women in theatre. This past summer they produced the first ever all female production of Reasons To Be Pretty by Neil Labute, where Celeste played the role of Kent. Her passion as a performer is evident in every role she has ever created onstage.