In an attempt to raise the profile of  Filipino Artists in Canada the Carlos Bulosan Theatre will be posting selected profiles of artists every day for the next week. This posting stems from an original blog post by aspiring Filipino Artists who came to CBT questioning diversity of Filipino artists on stage and the longevity of life in the Entertainment and Performing Arts sectors.

This Artist will be our final showcased installment. Not because there are only six working Filipino-Canadian Artists but that the six artists showcased are only the TIP of this massive iceberg of Filipino-Canadian talent. The Artists and their respective careers do prove that Filipino-Canadians can have a life in arts/entertainment and sustain themselves and achieve national and international status.

Today’s Artist is Toronto born actress and singer-song writer, Cassandra Steele. You may recognize her best for her role as Manny Santos from CTV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation and now as Abby on Much Music’s LA Complex

Fun Facts (thanks Wikipedia) Cassie began crafting her own songs to go with her poetry when she was in the first grade, she then began taking singing lessons. She attended London School of Dance in Scarborough and trained in ballet and jazz dance. Cassie was also a gymnast for quite some time.

Her debut album, How Much for Happy, was released in 2005, followed by two Canadian tours. Steele’s follow-up album, Destructo Doll, was released on July 21, 2009.