When he was in fifth grade, Skyler caught the eye of BNC's School Director Julia Wilkinson-Manley during a BNC community outreach program, Teaching Math Through Dance. Shortly after this program, Skyler started dancing at BNC as a scholarship student. During his 5 years at BNC, Skyler has performed the part of Fritz and the Nutcracker Prince in The Nutcracker. Skyler's favorite part in The Nutcracker was the Prince because it "highlights his strong jumps and movements." Skyler is also a member of the student company. In class, Skyler is learning to lift and carry the female dancers. Skyler loves showcasing his skills and competing. In fact, this year he won at the annual Denver Ballet Guild Competition. And he will be performing at Gala on June 2nd, and it "will be the best yet." In the future, Skyler plans to go to college to study dance and become a professional dancer and instructor some day.
You can see Skyler and the rest of the student company perform Madeline Stands Tall on May 12th. Tickets start at $10!
You can also help support BNC by sponsoring one of our scholarship students. To learn more about this opportunity email BNC’s Executive Director, Christin Crampton Day, firstname.lastname@example.org.