about the actor

  cover photo |  Copyright ©  Breanne Marie Photography

cover photo | Copyright © Breanne Marie Photography

Carlee who?

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Carlee Ryski was born in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada, and began performing at a young age. Her experience stems from an early introduction to voice and music, eventually leading into her participation in local musical theatre troupes. Her involvement in theatre includes the St. Albert Children's Theatre troupe, the Edmonton Fringe festival, and various independent productions in Alberta. Carlee attended Red Deer College's Motion Picture Arts Action program from 2012 - 2014, where she studied under numerous industry professionals. During her time in post secondary, Carlee was involved in the production of 'Under the Acorn Tree' (2012), which won Best Short Film at MOAB International Film Festival in 2013, People's Choice Award and Best Dramatic Short at Edmonton Short Film Festival.

Other noteworthy works include CBC's documentary, 'When the Devil Knocks' (2010), in which she played alter 'Mary'. The film's focus was on a woman's experiences as she lived with what used to be known as Multiple Personality Disorder. More recent works include short film 'Canary' (Moving Artistry Productions), which centers around a young woman confronting her destructive thoughts in hopes of moving on to a healthier mental state. Also, 'On The Rocks' (Guerrilla Motion Pictures), a feature film shot in the Alberta Badlands centering around two teenagers who run away from their troubled comes to take on a life on the road. Carlee was nominated and won the 2017 Rosie (AMPIA) Award for Best Performance by an Alberta Actress for her work as Grace in this film.

Carlee's vivacious and determined approach towards performance is one of which is rooted in the belief that relationship is the core of quality storytelling.