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choreographer • dancer • professor

creative producer  arts administrator & advocate 

certified GYROTONIC® instructor

Skyla Schreter is a former professional ballet dancer currently working as an independent choreographer, adjunct professor at Vassar College, and a certified Gyrotonic trainer.


With extensive experience as a member of the internationally-acclaimed companies  San Francisco Ballet and Boston Ballet, Schreter has performed in a wide range of classical and contemporary ballet roles. During her time with the San Francisco Ballet, Schreter created original featured roles in works by Cathy Marston, David Dawson, and Justin Peck, and was featured in re-stagings of work by Liam Scarlett, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Christopher Wheeldon, and others. She has toured with the company to Beijing and Shanghai, China; Reykjavik, Iceland; Paris, France; Sun Valley, Idaho; and London, UK. Following her experience as an original principal cast member in a new creation by world-renowned choreograph er William Forsythe, Skyla begin pursuing her own choreographic practice while dancing with San Francisco Ballet. She received her first professional choreographic commission from the San Francisco Ballet Trainee Program in 2018.


After retiring from the stage in 2019, Schreter relocated to New York to focus on her choreography. Since then, she has received several notable choreographic opportunities and commissions, including a commission for the Hudson Valley Dance Festival and an original evening-length work  for the Hudson Eye Festival, a contemporary art festival located in Hudson, NY.


In addition, Schreter has also been recognized for her work in directing and choreographing dance films. Her “2019 film, titled “A Flower” which she produced, directed and choreographed,  was nominated for several film festivals and won an Audience Choice Award at the Utah Dance Film Festival in 2020. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she was commissioned by an independent group of dancers and musicians from New York City Ballet to create a series of film and site-specific dance works, including choreographing a site-specific performance in partnership with the Bronx Zoo, as part of the film “Backstage Pass: Carnival of the Animals”  which she co-directed and choreographed.


Schreter's passion for teaching led her to join the Vassar College Dance Faculty as an adjunct professor in December 2021, where she shares her extensive experience and knowledge with the next generation of dancers.


She is also a co-founder of LotusWorks Gallery & Workshop, a multi-use art space in Beacon, NY, where she currently lives.

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