Calley Skalnik

Second Soloist

Calley Skalnik

Calley Skalnik. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Biography

Calley Skalnik was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and trained at Tulsa Ballet in Oklahoma and Canada’s National Ballet School. Ms. Skalnik joined The National Ballet of Canada as a RBC Apprentice in 2014 and was promoted to Second Soloist in 2019. 

Recently, Ms. Skalnik made her debut as Calliope in Apollo. She has also danced such roles as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Russian Princess in Swan Lake and Kitty in the North American premiere of Anna Karenina. She has also danced such roles as The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker and the Russian Princess in Swan Lake. Her repertoire includes Romeo and Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Onegin, Pinocchio, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Le Petit Prince, Giselle, The Winter’s Tale, Nijinsky, A Streetcar Named Desire, Manon, La Sylphide, Frame by Frame, The Four Seasons, The Four Temperaments, Genus, Symphony #9, Emergence, Paz de la Jolla and Self and Soul.

In 2016 Ms. Skalnik represented the National Ballet in The Twelfth International Completion for the Erik Bruhn Prize.

Calley Skalnik is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.

Quick Facts

Born: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Trained: 
Tulsa Ballet in Oklahoma and Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2014
Second Solist since: 2019

Quotes

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude
“Calley Skalnik melds an athletic spirit with gorgeous buoyancy and grace.”  
— The Globe and Mail

Swan Lake
“Corps dancer Calley Skalnik stood out for her soulful rendition of the Russian Princess in Act 3.”  
— The Globe and Mail