Sky Fairchild-Waller (b. 1987) is an American-Canadian artist based in Toronto. His work has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Die Schweizerische Post, and presented in Assisi, Beijing, Boston, Brooklyn, Cairo, Calgary, Cologne, Montréal, New Delhi, São Paulo, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Zürich. A former student of the National Ballet School of Canada, he completed his formal education at York University and the University of California, Berkeley.
Sky has performed professionally for over a decade, appearing in work by James Kudelka, Daniela Kurz, Tino Sehgal, Twyla Tharp, and in world premieres by Diane Borsato (CA), Susan Cash (CA), Brendan Fernandes (US), David Frankovich (FI), John Greyson (CA), Derek Liddington (CA), Heather Nicol (CA), Tracey Norman (CA), Kaitlyn Regehr (UK), and Lucy Rupert (CA). He is an alum of the Jeux de Canada Games National Artist Program, Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Program, Canadian Stage RBC Emerging Artist Program, and is a 3-time recipient of the Koerner Foundation's Award in Performing Arts. In 2013, he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Choreography and later served as a Juror in the Dance Division during the 2015/16 awards season.
Sky has worked in higher education administration and arts management for the Canadian National Exhibition, Canadian Opera Company, Dancer Transition Resource Centre, Harbourfront Centre, The Harriet Tubman Institute, and York University. Research contributions include A Playful Proposal: Remixing Neurochemistry and Queering Consciousness in the Social Sphere with Anna Gallagher-Ross, presented at Rutgers University; How To Be When We See: Social Codes, Spatial Domestication, and the Performance of Viewing with Cara Spooner, presented at Association des Commissaires des Arts du Québec, and Sexwork(s): Permutations of Explicit Satire and Catharsis with Jessica Thalmann, presented at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He currently serves as the Communications Coordinator in the Office of the Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto.