Skylar Healey is a Canadian dancer, best known for the hit ‘Family Channel’ TV drama 'The Next Step.' She is one of the recurring cast members of the show and portrays the character ‘Skylar.’ The show is all about Skylar’s passion for dance. She joined the show in its third season. Since then, she has come a long way as a contemporary dancer. Prior to the show, Skylar was trained at a dance studio in her hometown. Skylar is currently focusing on her academics, apart from building her dance career.
Skylar grew up with a passion for dance. She started training in dance since she was a child. Her professional training began when she and her elder sister, Cierra, joined 'Carol Kitchen's Dance Centre,' a premier dance studio in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Skylar is now proficient in contemporary and acrobatic forms of dance.
Skylar’s dance career commenced when she was offered a role in the Canadian dance-based mockumentary 'The Next Step.' She was already a huge fan of the show and knew some of the cast members. Both Skylar and Cierra auditioned for the show. Skylar’s joy of getting the role multiplied when her sister, too, was selected for the show. Although Skylar and Cierra had been trained in the same dance studio, they danced together for the first time when they performed on the show. However, the show featured them as competitors. Skylar joined the show as ‘Skylar’ in its third season. Initially, she was portrayed as a member of the 'Elite Dance Academy,' a fictional dance studio on the show. She was later made the dance captain of the show’s rival fictional team, 'Gemini Dance Studio.' Sharing screen space with her sister was a great experience for Skylar.
The show made Skylar a star. After the show ended, several dance studios approached her and invited her to train their students. Soon, she and her sister were invited by 'Apex Dance Industry' to conduct a dance workshop for their students.
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Skylar was born Skylar Alexis Healey, on August 25, 1999, in Canada. Skylar’s mother was a teacher who taught at 'St. George German Public School' in Brantford, Ontario. Her parents are divorced.
In 2017, Skylar graduated high school. She attended 'St. John’s College' in Ontario. While in school, she was a skating champion. Skylar is preparing to study pediatric medicine at 'Queen's University.'
Of all the dance forms Skylar is trained in, contemporary dance is her favorite. To add some humor to the practice sessions in the studio, she often shows some weird and funny steps to her colleagues. Skylar calls these steps “amoeba steps.”
When she is not dancing, Skylar likes spending her time drawing and singing. She also loves to swim. She loves traveling to beaches. She hates liars, strawberries, and cold pizza.