Skye Schmidt is an accomplished photographer and dancer hailing from Southern California. Her photography mentors include Rose Eichenbaum, David Friedman, and James Doyle. Skye has trained in dance with Salwa Rizkalla, Southland Ballet Academy, Houston Ballet Academy, Lillian Barbeito, BodyTraffic, Alex Ketley, and David Maurice. She earned her BFA degree in Dance Performance from University of California, Irvine in 2016, where she studied with Molly Lynch, Dr. S. Ama Wray, Diane Diefenderfer, Tong Wang, Jodie Gates, Saleemah E. Knight, David Zurak, Chad Michael Hall, and Shaun Boyle.
Skye currently serves as Director of Operations at HAVEN Global Sanctuary for Dance and Creative Director + Social Media Manager at Fire Leaf Extracts. Her photography clients include The Music Center, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Laguna Dance Festival, Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery for Richard MacDonald, Veggie Grill, Locca Bubble Tea, and more.
Skye is represented by Go 2 Talent Agency and has performed professionally for American Ballet Theatre in "The Sleeping Beauty," Florence + The Machine "Spectrum" music video, Festival Ballet Theatre (company dancer from 2012-2018), and Molly Lynch's National Choreographers Initiative. She is a founding member of Ballare Carmel and joined Benita Bike's DanceArt for their 2021-2022 season.