Skye Schmidt Varga

Skye Schmidt Varga is a dancer and photographer hailing from Southern California. She trained in Vaganova method classical ballet at Southland Ballet Academy with Salwa Rizkalla from the age of 4 and furthered her practice at summer intensives, where she learned from Alexei Ratmansky, Yuri Fateev, Vladimir Malakhov, Larissa Saveliev, Tatiana Legat, and more. Skye danced professionally with Festival Ballet Theatre from 2012-2018, where she performed soloist roles in classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote, and The Sleeping Beauty, and contemporary works by Robert Sund, Josie Walsh, and Andrea Schermoly. Skye earned a BFA in Dance Performance from UC Irvine and was awarded for Excellence in Dance Performance. 


In 2021, Skye joined Lillian Barbeito’s Ballare Carmel as a founding member and has originated roles in repertoire by Jennifer Archibald, Noelle Kayser and Ihsan Rustem. Also in 2021, Skye joined Benita Bike’s DanceArt, performing original modern dance around Los Angeles. Skye is a member of PLAYDŌ Community, an artist collective and production company created by Renee Kester and Koki Tomlinson.


Some of Skye’s favorite performances include: Florence + The Machine "Spectrum" music video, YAGP’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” tour, and American Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty. Skye is signed with Go 2 Talent Agency. 


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Photo by Lorrin Brubaker



Photos by Amanda Delgadillo (Carmel Dance Festival, August 2022)

Photos by Lorrin Brubaker (November 2022)

Photos by Aaron Cota (November 2022)



Skye Schmidt - Dance Reel - 2023Choreography in order of appearance: WhisperingWaves by JENNIFER ARCHIBALD Wandering On by STEPHANIE MARTINEZ The Outer Gate by NOELLE KAYSER Common Ground by LYDIA MILLER & SKYE SCHMIDT Just Don’t End Up in the Pine Cone, Honey by IHSAN RUSTEM Timelapse by ANDI SCHERMOLY Misère Moroloi by MARINE DE VACHON Footage courtesy of Ballare Carmel, National Choreographers Initiative, Carmel Dance Festival, Festival Ballet Theatre, and Contempo Arts Productions Photography by Lorrin Brubaker




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