Carly Vanessa season 1 episode 1 "Ready as I'll ever be."

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— Carly to Vanessa in The First Day

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Carly "Cee" [1] Catto is a student at Keaton School of the Arts, studying in the Dance Program. She is the ex-girlfriend of Austin[2] and best friend of Vanessa Morita. Carly is portrayed by the beautiful Alyssa Trask.



Keaton School of the Arts

Vanessa was chosen as Prima out of the freshmen, and made plans to go an ice cream shop with Carly after school ended that day. However, some of the upperclassmen invited Vanessa to go with them to watch a rehearsal at the National Ballet. Vanessa went, after talking to Carly. Carly was "happy for her" but was disappointed at not being Prima, though she expected it.

In "Groups of Two" Carly and Vanessa danced to a routine they had made up years before, impressing Sasha and Jenna. Vanessa was making an attempt to not make a big deal out of being a Prima, but it just made Carly uncomfortable. They talked in a group, Jenna asking Vanessa plenty of questions. Later, they were put in pairs to choreograph a dance over their own, and Carly was paired with Sasha. Vanessa was paired with Jenna, and Vanessa started to teach her the routine that Carly and she had done, upsetting Carly. When the two of them began arguing, Sasha listened, wanting to blog about the gossip. However, seeing them upset, he talked with Vanessa, giving her advice. Carly performed her dance with Sasha and Helsweel commented that she "didn't hate it." When Vanessa tried to talk to Carly, Carly walked past her and started dancing to a song called, "I Don't Wanna Hear It (No More)".

In "Take Me Out" Carly and Sasha were practicing their duet in front of the class. After that, Vanessa and Carly are stretching when Vanessa asked why Carly didn't tell her about Sasha. When Carly asked back, "What do you mean?" Vanessa tells Carly that Sasha is smitten, but Carly continues to deny that Sasha likes her. After class, Vanessa approaches Carly with their stress basket. When Carly asks why Vanessa is giving this her this, Vanessa says to "Eat some blueberries, it will relive the anxiety". The two continue to go on like this "Are we really playing this game?" When Vanessa says "So aren't you worried about your dance chemistry?" Carly responds "Am I hiccuping? No, no hiccups. No worries, so your wrong." Carly then says "Ever since I was a kid, my body manifests how I'm felling by hiccuping when I'm worried, sneezing when I'm scared and tugging on my ear when I'm angry." The two continue to bicker about this for the next few seconds. Then Vanessa says "Fine, I will face it, right after Sasha passes my test." Vanessa had taken Carly's phone and sent Sasha a text saying "Coffee 911! Pleeease?" After Sasha got her complicated order corrected Carly responds by hiccuping. When the two are rehearsing later that day, Sasha drops Carly. When Carly's in her talking head right after, all she does is hiccup. Carly tries to talk to Vanessa about what to do but all Vanessa says is to talk to him, but Carly isn't sure how to go about that. When Vanessa askes her if she likes him back, she has a definite answer of no. So Carly for the rest of the afternoon, Carly hides from Sasha. Though by the end of episode, Carly seems to have a change of heart, says that she likes and trusts Sasha.

In "Dig Deeper", it's Cee and Vee's 9th friendaversary. Since Carly is a bit worried whether Sasha likes her back or not, Vanessa cheers her up by taking her to eat ice cream and watch a movie the next evening. Carly agrees until Sasha comes and invites Carly to go with him to Shawn Mendes' concert that very next day. He had two backstage passes to meet him and he apologizes to Vee for not inviting her. Carly agrees to go with Sasha. Vanessa reminds Carly about their plans but Carly says that they could do that another time. Vanessa leave, angry. Both Carly and Sasha were confused as to why she was so upset, but then Carly remembered that it was their friendaversary and called herself the worst friend ever. The following day, she brings Cee an ice cream sundae and balloons and apologizes to Vee about blowing her off.



Carly is competitive and passive. She can be a “total mean girl” as stated by Sasha. In season 1 she planned a plot to humiliate Julie Maslany at open house but in the end, she prove herself to be an excellent and fair friend, as also seen in Twelve Hours to Showtime, when she urged Vanessa not to dance in the ballet with her injury. She can be stubborn and sheepish at times, such as Groups of Two when she scarcely spoke to Vanessa, and in Eyes Forward, when she told herself to be invisible and do whatever Cassandra wants. In the beginning of Season 1, Carly felt as if she was stuck in Vanessa's shadow.

Physical Appearance 

Carly is a pretty girl with a strong physique. She has light blonde hair, which she often wears in a bun, and greenish blue eyes with a cat shape to them. She has pale skin, and can often be seen wearing a silver necklace with two rings connected together on a chain.

Clothing Style

Main article: Carly Catto/Outfits

Carly often wears colors from a light teal, to a dark blue, and occasionally a lavender. Her dancewear is a black leotard with criss-cross pattern on the back. When she isn't dancing she usually wears a bright tan ktop and shorts over her tights, and sometimes leggings. Her shoes are black flats. She doesn't wear much makeup, but can occasionally be seen with some eyeliner and lip gloss.


Carly is a well experienced and talented dancer for someone of her age and class. Initially her lack of confidence held her back, but she still managed to gain the running up role as the understudy for the main role in the performance of “Stepsister”. After gaining higher self-esteem she managed to further explore her true talent and succeed in gaining a position in the Primas.



Main article: Carnessa
See also: Vanessa Morita

Carly and Vanessa are best friends, and have been for a while, Carly being the one to help Vanessa to apply to Keaton School of the Arts. They both are in the Dance Program, each one being a dancer, and Vanessa is chosen as Prima. Despite this, Carly is supportive of her friend, and encouraging. In "Groups of Two" the two are still friends, dancing together, but Vanessa tries to not make a big deal out of being Prima, but Carly just feels uncomfortable. Later, when they are put in pairs to choreograph a dance, Vanessa teaches Jenna the dance that she and Carly had come up with, upsetting Carly. They argue, and Sasha gives Vanessa advice after originally planning to gossip about the two. When Vanessa tries to speak to Carly, Carly walks away and starts dancing. And also on the other episode Vanessa told Carly that Sasha likes her and she got nervous because she thinks that he likes her and when they did the dance she felt good. At the end of the dance she realizes she has feelings for Sasha. At the end of the episode he gave her a coffee in the middle of the show. However, at the end of the episode Sasha gave Vanessa a coffee then he walked away. Afterwards, Carly got the hiccups and sneezes which signals she was nervous and scared. Before Step,Sister! , they had a huge fight and stopped being friends. Soon, they had another argument and Sasha was caught in the feud, so he had to choose between them. He chose Vanessa and couldn't consider Carly a real friend for putting them in that position. Sasha and Vanessa become closer after that. In "Verite" , Carly and Vanessa spoke to each other for the first time since their argument and soon became BFFs again. Their dance groups: The Streets and The Primas weren't in a good space so they couldn't be together for long. In "Try Again" Sasha joined The Streets and in excitement, kissed Vanessa. When Carly found out, she was tugging her ears all day meaning that she is angry. She soon forgave them and everything was back to normal.


Main article: Sasharly
See also: Sasha Roy

Sasha is a 10th grader in the Dance Program who Carly and Vanessa meet on their first day. He thinks that their nicknames are "cute" and helps them interpret Helsweel's actions, complimenting Vanessa on her dancing. In "Groups of Two" Sasha is impressed, along with Jenna, by Carly and Vanessa's dance. Later, he is paired with Carly to choreograph a dance, and decides to collect gossip for his blog about the two girls' feud. However, when Carly is hurt by Vanessa and they argue, Sasha talks to Vanessa, and tries to help repair their friendship. She later develops feelings for him and talks with him. She tries to kiss him in "In Their Shoes", but he backs away and she apologizes. He says he isn't...(he didn't finish what he said), but he was cut off by her. She says to just forget it and that it doesn't matter. Then she leaves the room immediately which leaves the watchers wanting to know if Carly will ever get Sasha. Since then, things have been awkward between them. They finally started talking in Hold On, but after he betrays her trust in Showtime they stop talking again. Soon they make up, after Carly comes to her senses that she only has time to be mad at one person, which she decides is Vanessa (but she makes up with Vanessa later on).


Main article: Cassarly
See also: Cassandra

Carly and Cassandra are good friends, and fellow Primas. Carly says that even though Cassandra can come off as strict, she's a sweetheart once you get to know her. Cassandra also seems to value Carly's hard work when she was starting off as a Prima, and is very impressed with her dancing skills.


  • Carly is right-handed.[3]
  • Carly hiccups when she's worried, sneezes when she's scared and tugs on her ear when she's angry.[4]
  • Her regular coffee is a quad grande, extra hot, two sugar, no foam latte[5]
  • Her great-grandmother taught her home remedies. [6]
  • In "Juggle", Carly is chosen to be a Prima.
  • Carly dislikes green-juice, but tolerates it since Cassandra likes it.
  • Her middle name is Elisabeth.


Season 1

Season 2


Main article: Carly Catto/Quotes



  1. The First Day
  2. After the flood.
  3. "In Their Shoes." Wikia. Retrieved on August 1, 2016.
  4. take me out
  5. take me out
  6. stand tall