Bree Wasylenko is a Canadian dancer, actor, choreographer, and social media influencer. Bree Wasylenko gained immense fame through her role as Kate in the Family Channel TV show “The Next Step.” She has worked as a dancer, actor, co-choreographer, instructor, and lead choreographer in various top-class projects.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Bree Wasylenko was born on 13 June 1988 in Okotoks, Canada. She is currently 32 years old and her zodiac sign is Gemini. Though born in Okotoks, Bree grew up in Calgary, a city in the Canadian province of Alberta. Later, she moved to Toronto when she was 19 years old in the hopes of furthering her dance career. Bree has three sisters and all of them are dancers. Her sisters’ names are Brook Danielle, Em, and Debbie Lauren.
Likewise, Bree Wasylenko began dancing at the young age of three in a baby ballet class. Despite her early introduction to ballet and her training in various styles, her favorite dance style is contemporary. She has also trained in various dance styles like jazz, tap, ballet, and hip-hop among others. She also grew up dancing competitively.
Bree’s favorite type of pizza is Hawaiian and her favorite topping on her pizza is pineapples. Likewise, her favorite food is avocado and chocolate whereas her favorite drink from Starbucks is a chai latte. Bree also has a favorite movie called Dirty Dancing.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Bree Wasylenko is a dancer. She gained immense success in the industry and she also competed in the Top 20 of So You Think You Can Dance Canada season 3. Bree is also an actor with her involvement as the character Kate in the Family Channel TV show The Next Step.
Bree is also a choreographer as well as an instructor. Prior to her fame, Bree trained in numerous styles of dance growing up and also worked as an assistant on So You Think You Can Dance Canada in seasons 1, 2, and 4. Moreover, she also performed as a dancer on the CW’s Nikita. Then she involved in Canada’s Got Talent and Over the Rainbow as a dancer. Bree also features on The Next Step alongside Alexandra Beaton.
Likewise, Bree has appeared in music videos of popular singers as well. More precisely, she has performed for Carly Rae Jepsen and Shawn Desman among others. She was an assistant choreographer for Frenemies, a 2012 teen comedy-drama, and also in the TV show American Royalty. Bree then featured Baxter.
As a choreographer, Bree has also worked on commercials for brands like Pepperidge Farms for the Feel the Crunch commercial and Staples for the Back to School commercial. Bree worked on the 2011 TV movie Stay with Me as the lead choreographer.
Bree made her acting debut with the drama TV movie Alive released on 5 February 2013. For this movie, her role was the character of Roxy. She also played the role of Clarissa Eldridge in a 2015 episode of the CBC series Murdoch Mysteries. Clarissa is a wealthy housewife of the early 1900s. Likewise, she is also a laundress in the CW series Reign.
Then in the year 2017, Bree appeared as Kiki Razzlein an episode of the Canadian news/satire/comedy series The Beaverton. Then she played the role of Shava in a 2018 episode of the web series Star Trek: Discovery. Some other TV projects include the Canadian children’s comedy series, Baxter and Nikita. Then she also starred as a dancer in the series Over the Rainbow. Bree made her film debut as Venus in the 2018 science-fiction crime drama Kin.
Bree Wasylenko has also been part of the dance crew of several live stage shows. She was a 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 and appeared in RAIN – Life in Full Bloom and Verb. Atum. Both of these were the creation of choreographer Linda Garneau.
Likewise, some music videos that Bree has choreographed are Sam Smith’s That Much Closer and Shad’s Remember 2 Remember. Along with choreographer Caroline Torti, she also served as the co-director of Collective Elite Entertainment. Bree is also the choreographer of events for various top-notch brands like Calvin Klein, CIBC, TIFF, and the City of Toronto’s Cavalcade of Lights.
Bree is also the choreographer of Carly Rae Jepsen’s performance at the 2012 MMVAs. She is also the co-director of a short film named Ruin and it is produced under Collective Elite Entertainment. Bree, along with the cast of The Next Step then created the Pure Dance Convention. It is a full-day dance workshop that runs across Canada. It is primarily for budding dancers and focuses mainly on giving them an intensive workshop experience.
Bree Wasylenko dated Spencer Farrell in 2015. However, they parted ways. At present, Bree is dating a guy named Bryan Dowd. She has featured him on her Youtube video titled Hawaii Travel Video 2018 uploaded on 21 June 2018. She also frequently features him on her Instagram posts. Ranging from their vacation to Hawaii to the wedding reception of her sister, Bree has shared numerous adorable photos with her lover to her Instagram followers.
However, Bree hasn’t shared photos with Bryan for a really long time. The last photo where he is tagged dates back to November 2018! In March 2019, she shared a promotional photo for the brand Endy where she is lying in bed with a guy. But it is unclear if it is Bryan or not.
After that post, Bree uploaded a photo in August 2019 featuring Samer Salem. She mentioned that Samer is someone “every time I leave Samer, whether it’s 5 minutes or 5 hours, my cup feels so beyond full and like the world is full of possibilities”, indicating the duo are very close who have deep, vulnerable and heart wrenching conversations that last for hours.
30 Days Off Alcohol
On 6 December 2018, Bree shared a blog post in which she shared about her experience after she took 30 days off of drinking. There were two reasons why she took a month off drinking. The first was related to her physical health as she suffers from IBS for which alcohol is a big irritant for her.
The second reason is related to her mental health. Since turning the legal drinking age, the longest Bree has gone without having an alcoholic beverage was two weeks. That was in 2017, post wild-open-bar-10-days-straight-TIFF-party-madness. Bree committed to one month and caved after two weeks!
Prior to that, the longest she had gone without alcohol was 10 days. It was when she came down with a nasty respiratory infection that she couldn’t kick. Likewise, Bree has been in lots of relationships where booze is a huge part of her bonds.
Bree didn’t realize how ingrained the alcohol was in her past relationships until she started dating Bryan. Though he enjoys drink here and there, Bree was blown away when the two started seeing each other. 75% of the time they spent together was 100% sober. It was a shocking realization for Bree.
She had a first date where she didn’t go home tipsy, feeling the warm fuzzies, but not sure if it’s from all that wine or because you actually liked the guy. Her relationship with Bryan completely changed her relationship to alcohol in relationships. Not needing booze to loosen up enough to fully express oneself, or feel confident enough in an unfamiliar setting with new people. This was all after meeting Bryan and staying in love with him.
Bree stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 57 kgs. But her other body measurement details like her chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc are not available at the moment. Likewise, Bree has hazel green eyes and blonde hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about her social media presence, Bree joined Twitter in October 2010 and so far has 13.2K followers. Likewise, she created her official Facebook page on 23 August 2010 and has over 8.3k followers. Bree goes by the username @breewas on Instagram and this account boasts 858 posts shares and 167k followers.
She also joined Youtube with the creation of her self-titled channel on 2 February 2011. This channel has earned 104,126 views and 9.4K subscribers. We can also contact her at [email protected] for bookings and more inquiries. Likewise, she has a net worth estimation of approximately $1 million to $5 million.