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Sky Fairchild-Waller (b. Whistler) is an American-Canadian creative consultant, General Manager of Belinda McGuire Dance Projects, and Principal of The Auxverb Institute based in Toronto. A former student of Canada's National Ballet School, he 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. 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, he performed in the work 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.
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.
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, not-for-profit, or private enterprise.