Andrew Skeels

Andrew Skeels

Andrew Skeels is from Boston, Massachusetts. He received his dance training at the Boston Ballet School and was a dancer with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal. Since 2015 he has directed his own Montreal-based company, Skeels Danse. He has created work for the Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal, Cirque du Soleil, TanzTheater International Festival Hannover, Théâtre de Suresnes Jean-Villar, Kansas City Ballet, Festival Quartiers Danses Montréal, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, WestWave Dance Festival San Francisco, Colorado Ballet, and Festival Ballet Providence. His production for the Théâtre de Suresnes, Finding Now was the winner of the 2018 Grand Prix de la Critique in Paris. Skeels is the winner of the 2015 Hannover Think Big Choreographic Residency Competition and received the 2013 Prix Coup de Cœur du Public from the Festival Quartiers Danses Montréal. His choreographic language reflects his ever-expanding curiosity and love for the art of dance. He draws influence from his training as a film editor and applies a cinematic approach to his choreography. He challenges dancers, asking that they move with daring speed, breathtaking fluidity, and bold release. His work is detail-oriented, and he works patiently to perfect movement quality, musicality, and nuance inside his work. He provides a supportive, collaborative work environment, which enables dancers to take bold chances. “The audience is the final element that gives life to a dance.” Andrew Skeels

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