Skye Schmidt is an accomplished photographer and dancer hailing from Southern California. She has photographed for The Music Center of Los Angeles, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Laguna Dance Festival, Veggie Grill, comedians Dane Cook and Max Amini, Dawson Cole Fine Art Gallery, Soul of the Rose accessories, and more. Her photography mentors include Rose Eichenbaum, David Friedman, and James Doyle. Skye currently serves as Media Master for Carmel Dance Festival.
Skye 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. In 2011, she performed in YAGP’s inaugural “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” tour. In 2016, Skye received UC Irvine’s award for Excellence in Dance Performance. She is a founding member of Ballare Carmel, joined Benita Bike's DanceArt in 2021, and is slated to perform as a soloist with Contempo Arts Productions in August 2022.