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Sky Fairchild-Waller (b. Whistler) is an artist, creative consultant, and Principal of The Auxverb Institute based in Toronto. Established in 2020, The Auxverb Institute is a virtual and mobile boutique creative consultancy servicing individuals and organizations—including academics, administrators, advocates, artists, choreographers, clinicians, curators, dancers, dance companies, designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, film festivals, print magazines, and researchers—engaging in national and international independent, non-profit, and commercial enterprise.
An alum of Canada's National Ballet School, Sky received an HBFA and HBA from the School of Art, Media, Performance & Design at York University followed by graduate studies at the University of Toronto. A former Metcalf Foundation intern, he served on the Board of Directors of Dance Media Group/ Groupe Danse Média, publisher of Canada's Dance Magazine The Dance Current; was a founding member of The Love-In's Board of Directors, and has contributed to the Canadian Theatre Review, ADONE Magazine, and CIUT 89.5FM.
For 25 years, Sky performed in the works of Reid Anderson, Perry Bard, James Kudelka, Yoshi Oida, Tino Sehgal, Twyla Tharp, and in world premieres by Diane Borsato, Susan Cash, Brendan Fernandes, David Frankovich, John Greyson, Will Kwan, Derek Liddington, Heather Nicol, Tracey Norman, Lucy Rupert, and Sashar Zarif. His live and lens-based work has received support from the Canada Council for the Arts and presented in Assisi, Beijing, Boston, Brooklyn, Cairo, Calgary, Cologne, Montréal, New Delhi, São Paulo, Toronto, Turin, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Zürich. He is a Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated (Outstanding Choreography) alum of the Canadian Stage Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artist Program and a 3-time recipient of The Koerner Foundation's Award in Performing Arts.