Taveeta Szymanowicz

Famous for her role as Thalia in the second season of the Canadian teen dance drama The Next Step, this dancer and screen actress is also notable for founding and directing an improvisational dance company called Liberum.ts. In 2015, she was cast as the character Valerie on the Nickelodeon series Make it Pop. She took her first ballet class at the age of six and began studying jazz dance at age nine. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, she danced and choreographed at the Cardinal Carter Academy of the Arts. By early 2015, she had nearly 15,000 Instagram followers. She was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She and fellow dancer Isaac Lupien are both known for their roles in The Next Step. [+]