Sky Fairchild-Waller



Sky Fairchild-Waller is an American-Canadian multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Die Schweizerische Post, and exhibited in Assisi, Beijing, Boston, Brooklyn, Cairo, Calgary, Cologne, Montréal, New Delhi, São Paulo, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Zürich. A former student of Canada’s National Ballet School, he completed his formal education at the School of Art, Media, Performance & Design at York University and graduate studies at the University of Toronto.

Fairchild-Waller has performed professionally for fifteen years, appearing in work by Perry Bard, James Kudelka, Yoshi Oida, Tino Sehgal, Twyla Tharp, and in world premieres by Diane Borsato, Brendan Fernandes, David Frankovich, John Greyson, Will Kwan, Derek Liddington, Heather Nicol, Tracey Norman and Lucy Rupert. He is an alum of the Jeux de Canada Games National Artist Program, Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Program, Canadian Stage Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist Program, and is a three-time recipient of the Koerner Foundation’s Award in Performing Arts. In 2013, he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography and later served as a juror in the Dance Division during the 2015/16 awards season.

Fairchild-Waller has worked in higher education and arts management for the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Opera Company, Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Harbourfront Centre, The Harriet Tubman Institute, University of Toronto and York University. Research contributions include A Playful Proposal: Remixing Neurochemistry and Queering Consciousness in the Social Sphere with Anna Gallagher-Ross, presented at Rutgers University; How To Be When We See: Social Codes, Spatial Domestication, and the Performance of Viewing with Cara Spooner, presented at Association des Commissaires des Arts du Québec, and Sexwork(s): Permutations of Explicit Satire and Catharsis with Jessica Thalmann, presented at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He currently serves as Artistic Producer for Belinda McGuire Dance Projects in Brooklyn while working at the University of Toronto.

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