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Skylar Perkins, Guest Teacher,
Sub Teacher and Choreographer

Skylar was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area. She grew up dancing both recreationally and competitively at a studio in South Tampa while also attending Performing Arts Magnet Schools all the way up until her junior year of high school. In middle school, Skylar was certified with high honors after being adjudicated on The American Ballet Theater Curriculum in New York City. Half way through high school, Skylar moved to New Tampa & transferred to Wharton High School where she was heavily involved with the Theater Troupe choreographing for and dancing in musicals. Since high school, Skylar has been working towards her Bachelor of Arts with a major in dance and a minor in Entrepreneurship with an expected graduation date of Spring 2020.Brentwood holds a BFA in Dance Performance with a minor in Creative Writing from the University of South Florida (USF). While at USF, Brentwood performed in numerous student and faculty pieces, including works by guest artists Charles Anderson, Christian Denice, Kara Davis, Robert Moses, and Dean Xiao Xiangrong. His extensive performance history includes ballet roles of Cavalier and Snow King in The Nutcracker for Expressions Dance Company (2012); the Peasant Pas de Deux from Gisele (2012); the lead Cavalier role in The Nutcracker for Step N’ Time School of Dance (2015 & 2016); the lead role in an excerpt from Sleeping Beauty at USF (2016); the lead Prince role in Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs for Florida West Ballet (2019); the lead role of Basilio in Don Quixote for America’s Ballet School (2019); and, most notably, lead roles in El Sombrero de Tres Picos (2017) and an excerpt of the Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux (2018), both performed in collaboration with the esteemed Florida Orchestra.

Brentwood has been a company member of Tampa City Ballet for two performance seasons, and he had the pleasure of performing in their evening-length works AfterImage (2018), 7th Ave & Ybor (2019), and If I Cry (2019). Brentwood has also choreographed numerous self-performed dance films, as well as dance works that have been presented at USF and at multiple venues in Paris, France, and he cherishes every opportunity to continue exploring the aesthetic range of performance and choreography amidst his numerous passions.

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