Shelby Bain is a Canadian dancer, singer, and actress. Shelby Bain 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.
Early Life and Childhood
Shelby Bain came to this world on July 28, 2001, as Shelby Micara Bain. As of 2020, she is 19 years old. She is from Canada and holds a Canadian nationality. Her father’s name is Michael Bain and her mother’s name is Tara Bain. Her middle name ‘Micara’ was formed by combining her parents’ names. Moreover, she has a brother named Connor.
She attended a public school in Whitby from where she completed her grade 8 graduations 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.
Later, she 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. Moreover, she has a dog named Newton.
Shelby 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. Bain also took tumbling lessons once a week at Durham Elite Cheer.
Moreover, 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. Further, 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’. There, she danced as a Munchkin.
Likewise, she got back into acting when she was about 13 years old and appeared as a ballet dancer. And, a 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 of 68 episodes across three seasons.
In 2016, she had also appeared in a small role in another Family Channel show titled ‘Backstage’. Recently, she joined the cast for the 4th season of the hit tween dance series The Next Step playing the role of Amy.
Awards & Achievements
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. And was also 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. Also, the ‘Precision and Entertainment Awards’, and the ‘Teen Duet National Champion’ award. Bain 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.
This talented personality is dating her co-actor from the family channel series ‘Backstage’. It’s none other than the handsome hunk ‘Josh Bogert’. He is an actor and singer-songwriter. He is also from Canada and is 20 years old.
Moreover, on her Instagram page, Shelby has referred to Josh as her “main squeeze”. The couple is cute together and is having really good times. They keep posting their pictures on their respective social media accounts showing their love and affection towards each other.
She is a beautiful girl and has an amazing personality. She has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 56 kilos. Moreover, she has a fine and curvy body figure. Therefore, her body measurements are 34-24-36 inches. She has a slim body type and she wears a bra size of 32B. Further, her dress size is 4 (US) and her 8 (UK). She has a beautiful pair of blue eyes and has blonde hair.
Social Media and Net Worth
Bain is active on various social networking sites. Her ‘@shelbybain_’ Instagram account has earned over 127K followers. Her self-titled YouTube channel has amassed over 20.6K subscribers. Moreover, she is also available on Snapchat under the username ‘@shelbybain4’. Her twitter account has earned over 5K followers. Similarly, her Facebook page 1K followers.
This actress and dancer, Shelby Bain is sure to make a handful amount of money through her profession. However, her net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.