Hi! I'm Shantelle, a television host, actress and Jill of
Shantelle Canzanese was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, but has traveled and lived in cities such as Los Angeles, in order to pursue a career in the arts and follow the opportunities she has been given.
Shantelle has expressed a love for acting, singing and dancing since her childhood. At the tender age of four, Shantelle played her first role as the Virgin Mary. Although nothing could possibly top this non-speaking role, at the age of fifteen she auditioned for Wexford C.I., a high school for the performing arts. There, Shantelle gained life-changing experiences that made her realize that acting was her calling. After graduating with the drama award, she decided to turn her passion for acting into a career. She went on to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting at the University of Windsor to further her performance skills.
Now, Shantelle has over twenty years experience in the Industry, working in film, television, hosting, theatre, print ads, voice-overs, web series and more. Her strengths in sketch, improv and physical comedy make her a very unique talent and good on her feet...accept for when she's wearing 4 inch stillettos. Shantelle has had the opportunity to teach at Wexford C.I., where her passion for teaching drama and directing came alive. She is also an improv Instructor and has studied at the famed Second City Conservatory in Toronto. She has studied on camera acting classes with Lewis Baumander in Toronto and Toni Attell and Stephen Book in Los Angeles.
When Shantelle is not busy having fun in front of the camera, she's playing the role of professional makeup artist and owner of 'Flawless By Design", a mobile, makeup and hair agency servicing the GTA. She's also a certified eyelash extension technician.
Since hosting and being inspired by a show for HGTV called 'Live Here, Buy This', Shantelle has flipped her first income property in the city and plans to do a lot more. She also has a knack for DIY projects and thinking outside of the box when it comes to finding decor options. There's nothing better than creating something with your own hands and having a story to go along with it! Renovating and designing on a budget is her specialty.
Shantelle has a passion for traveling, helping others, trying new things, art, music and making people laugh. She is currently working on her dating vlog, "Modern Dating Sucks" after many people telling her that she has to share some of her crazy stories and insights on the dating world. Click on the dating vlog tab above to see what it's all about!