Q&A: Bree Wasylenko stars as Kate in Family Channel’s series The Next Step but this Calgary native just can’t stop thinking about sunny climes.
What are some of your favourite projects that you have worked on?
I started dancing at the age of 5 and moved to Toronto to pursue it professionally at 19. From there I went on to dance in music videos for artists, onstage in contemporary companies and operas, and in TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Nikita, Bomb Girls, Hellcats, and Over The Rainbow just to name a few. I’ve also choreographed for artists such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Shad, companies like Pepperidge Farms and CIBC, and many more. The Next Step was the beginning of my acting career, and since then I have appeared in MuchMusic’s Alive and other short films.
My favourite thing about Calgary is…
The sun and the view!
Tell us about The Next Step and why you enjoying working on this project.
The Next Step is such a fun show to work on. The entire cast and crew is so humble and hard-working, not to mention hilarious! I love working in film and television, and this show combines that love with my passion for dance. It couldn’t be more perfect!
If you weren’t in the industry you are in now, what would you be doing?
Physiotherapy or something in sports medicine
What are you currently day dreaming about?
Lying on a white sand beach somewhere hot
This Summer I am most excited about…
Weekends at the cottage
When I want to dress up, I wear…
A dress and heels
Always in my purse (3-5 things, please include brands where possible)
Blistex, iPhone, Excel Gum, Advil, and Moleskine Notebook
My favourite dish is…at which restaurant in Calgary?
Chorizo at Ox and Angela
My Guilty pleasure…
I just bought…
A Daniel Wellington watch
Cannot live without…
My MacBook Pro
This tour guide article first appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of City Style and Living Magazine