Kevin Skelton




Skelton has a multifaceted career as a performer, director, choreographer, teacher, and scholar. Equally at home on the concert and operatic stage, Kevin specializes in seventeenth-century music, the Bach Evangelist roles, and experimental music theatre. In recent years Kevin has focused on exploring the possibilities of integrating the performing arts. His unique facility combining voice and movement has been showcased in productions of Opera Atelier (Canada), Boston Early Music Festival (USA), the Netherlands Reisopera, Veenfabriek (Netherlands), Silbersee (Netherlands), Sasha Waltz & Guests (Germany), Dance Company Nanine Linning (Germany), SPAC (Japan), Company Derashinera (Japan), and the Dutch breakdance company ISH. Kevin has produced numerous videos and live performances under the auspices of his own company ātmā having performed at the Operadagen Rotterdam, Theater aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht, and Festival Les Nuits de Septembre (Festival de Wallonie). Kevin is currently a PhD candidate researching performing practices applicable to the training, creation, direction, and performing of integrative music theatre. He has led workshops in integrative performing training around the world including the contemporary dance school P.A.R.T.S., the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, and the Shizuoka Performing Arts Centre in Japan. The recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council, Kevin's research is supported through a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship.

Selected work:

Skelton, Kevin. ‘The Life of Training’ [review]. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 2021, pp. 131–33. (Crossref), 10.1080/19443927.2021.1866888


Diploma, Contemporary Dance Choreography, P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels)
MSt, Musicology, Oxford University
MM, Voice and Choral Conducting, Indiana University
Mus.Bac. Hons., Musicology, University of Toronto