Skya Powney
Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Skya Powney


Skya Powney (2003) was born in London, but raised in the Netherlands. She did not start dancing until she was ten, but returned to London at the age of eleven to train at The Royal Ballet School. During the seven years of training, she competed in the choreography competition for three years running, won third prize in the Lynn Seymour Award for Artistry and danced several times in productions by Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet.


Place of Birth: 
London (United Kingdom)

With Dutch National Ballet since:

Career with Dutch National Ballet: 
Élève (2023), Junior Company (2022)

The Royal Ballet School (London)


  • 2020: 3rd place Lynn Seymour Award for Artistry
  • 2017: 2nd place in Kenneth MacMillan Emerging Choreographer Award
  • 2016: 1st place in Ninette de Valois Emerging Choreographer Award

Honourable mentions:

  • 2018: Special mention Kenneth Macmillan Emerging Choreographer Award