Britt Bailey's Bio
Originally a small town prairie girl, Britt has proven that while you can’t take the Alberta out of a girl (and really, why would you want to?), it’s entirely possible to take the girl out of Alberta – and that is just where life has taken her. She takes pride in her Camrose, AB roots, crediting her community theatre directors and teachers growing up with instilling in her a deep love of the performing arts. The moment the lights came up on Britt as the youngest of the von Trapp children in The Sound of Music, she knew without a doubt that she would have a life on the stage.
Britt left home at 17 to study musical theatre in the magical land of New York City, and upon graduation from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, promptly began to audition for anything and everything she could get her jazz hands (and pointed, beveled feet) on. She soon landed her first professional contract in the Ensemble of Damn Yankees, understudying the lead role of Lola at Hilton Head’s Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A series of roles in Texas regional houses followed, most notably as Louise in Gypsy alongside Broadway and Film veterans: Cindy Benson and Michael Kostroff.
The next chapter in Britt’s career would take her to Toronto, where she would foray into on-camera work, and continue to perform on the stage. She worked around Toronto as a jazz singer and cabaret soloist, took regular on-camera classes at the renowned Professional Actors Lab, and recorded her first demo as a recording artist. While Britt loved her years experiencing the Toronto scene, eventually the west coast of B.C would call her name. After some time spent composing some music in beautiful Victoria, B.C. - Britt was accepted into The Bachelor of Performing Arts program offered jointly through Douglas College, Capilano University, and Langara College and moved to the Vancouver area to attend.
Since obtaining her degree and graduating as Valedictorian in June of 2016, Britt has put a special focus on learning more about who she is as a performer. She believes that tackling new things and doing things that push her boundaries are essential.
Recent Vancouver credits include: Cabaret as Kit Kat Girl Helga/Sally understudy/Gorilla (Royal City Musical Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone as Ensemble (Theatre under the Stars), This is the Dawning of (a part of Vancouver's inaugural Impromptu Cabaret Festival) as well as Excuse Me, I Don't Believe We've Met... (her own self produced one woman show).
When she is not performing, Britt can be found working as an instructor of musical theatre, voice, piano, and drama in the South Surrey/White Rock area for The Drama Class, Nuvo Music School and Arts Umbrella. Britt resides in South Surrey with her husband, Mike and their terrier, Skipper.