Dancers

Corps de ballet

Photo: Eric Piché

Andrew Skeels

Boston, United States
" It is such a thrill to be a part of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, to be surrounded by such incredible dancers, choreographers and artists. For me, it is a dream come true."
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Training

2003 Graduated, Boston Ballet School (trained under Carol Roderick, Vladimir Kalashnikov, and Franco DeVita), Sydelle Gomberg scholarship

Career

2003-2004 Internationale Ballet, Indianapolis (Eldar Aliev, artistic director)

2004-2006 Festival Ballet Providence (Mihailo Djuric, artistic director)

2006-2010 Colorado Ballet (Gil Boggs, artistic director)

2010 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal

Repertory

At the Colorado Ballet, Andrew Skeels performed in the following classical works choreographed by Gil Boggs: The Nutcracker, Giselle, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Don Quixote. His repertoire also includes works by Antony Tudor (Leaves Are Fading, Echoing of Trumpets), Michael Ping (Dracula), Lila York, Sean Curran, Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, and Christopher Wheeldon. Since arriving at Les Grands Ballets, Andrew performed in Kaguyahime (Jiří Kylián), Searching for Home (Stephen Thoss), Pierrot Lunaire (Marco Goecke), Minus One and Danz (Ohad Naharin), The Little Prince (Didy Veldman), The Rite of Spring and Noces (Stijn Celis), Dream Away (Stephen Thoss), Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck), Cantata and Four Seasons (Mauro Bigonzetti) and Rodin/Claudel (Peter Quanz).

Awards

2006 Représente les États-Unis à l'International Ballet Competition, Jackson

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