Skye Violet Wilson is a singer/dancer/actor based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University where she graduated summa cum laude with a double-major in Music (Voice Emphasis) and Theatre Arts (Dance Emphasis) and a minor in Musical Theatre. An Actor’s Equity Membership candidate, Skye has performed in many professional and community musical theatre productions at companies such as 42nd Street Moon, Contra Costa Musical Theatre, Diablo Theatre Company, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Cabrillo Stage, Los Altos Stage Company, Cardboard Box Theatre Project, Scotts Valley Performing Arts, and Tabard Theatre Company. Favorite roles include: Jenny (Company), Gingy/Wicked Witch/Queen Lillian/Princess Fiona u/s (Shrek, The Musical), Witch (Into the Woods), Fritzie (Cabaret), Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mary/Dance Captain (Scrooge, The Musical), and Featured Ensemble (Les Miserables).
Skye is also a current company member of democratic dance-making experiment
for change dance collective, collaborating with other performing artists to create socially concious dance-based new works. Her own lyrical, modern choreography was last seen in her senior thesis recital, “Healing in Shades of Being” at Santa Clara University. Since graduating, she has focused primarily on her musical theatre career, only occasionally teaching workshops or choreographing productions in the broadway style for youth programs around the Bay Area. Originally trained in classical ballet, Skye has also studied modern, tap, jazz, broadway, and contemporary styles of dance. Through the course of her training, she has worked with many talented local choreographers including David Popalisky, Karyn Connell, Kristin Kusanovich, Claire Calalo, and Lauren Baines.
When she’s not onstage, Skye can be found working on original music. A sometimes singer-songwriter, her original song “love, a word” was featured in for change dance collective’s performance of “love notes on fragile prayers” in 2013. Check out the media pages to see and listen to some of her work.
Skye in GODSPELL
Photo by Thomas Deans-Flegel