Skyla Schreter is a New York based independent choreographer and teacher, formerly a dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Originally from New York, she received her formal dance training at the School of American Ballet and with New York City Ballet former soloist Diana White. At the age of 17, she went on to dance professionally with Boston Ballet for one season, followed by six seasons with San Francisco Ballet.
Following her retirement from San Francisco Ballet in Spring 2020, Schreter relocated back to her New York roots to continue developing her body of choreographic work. She has since been creating dance in New York City as well as from her creative headquarters in Beacon, NY; newly founded art space LotusWorks Gallery & Workshop.
She has created live and filmed dance works with dancers from San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Los Angeles Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet, among others. Her works have been presented on both coasts, as well as internationally, and have been included in numerous live dance and film festivals.
As a dancer with San Francisco Ballet, she created featured roles in new works by William Forsythe, David Dawson and Cathy Marston, in addition to performing an extensive array of classical and contemporary ballet repertory, including works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, to name a few. Schreter has enjoyed teaching opportunities in New York and San Francisco: leading choreography workshops, as well as ballet, pointe and repertory classes.