Skyler Maxey-Wert Biography – Skyler Maxey-Wert Wiki
Skyler Maxey-Wert is a professional ballet dancer, singer, songwriter, and performer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He is a Second Soloist with Semperoper Ballet as of his Instagram Bio. In early 2022, Skyler came to the limelight after auditioning for the twentieth season of the American reality singing competition show, American Idol. He earned a golden ticket to Hollywood in March 2022. After auditioning for the Idol, he announced that he had started writing and producing his own music. He has released his debut single called ‘Throne’.
He started his dancing career in 2014 at Semperoper Ballett in Dresden, Germany as a member of the Corps de Ballet. Skyler was later promoted to Coryphée in 2017 and in 2020, he became a Second Soloist. Skyler has also worked with Viktor Yeliohin International Ballet Academy on productions of “The Nutcracker.”
The Lancaster, Pennsylvania native started dancing at the age of 5 when he joined Lancaster School of Ballet to learn dancing. He also studied Ballet at the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. Skyler comes from a family of movers, so growing up he was involved in all kinds of dance. He has studied jazz, tap, modern, ballet, and a Brazilian Martial art called Capoeira.
Skyler Maxey-Wert American Idol
Skyler is a contestant in the twentieth season of American Idol. He is among the American Idol hopefuls who have already auditioned and earned tickets to Hollywood. Skyler says that after he posted a video of himself singing on social media, Brandon Boyd, a renowned lead singer of rock band Incubus, reached out and told him to audition for the show.
The ballet dancer auditioned in front of the American Idol judges: Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, and Luke Bryan, the judges gave him a standing ovation before awarding him a Golden ticket to Hollywood for his impressive audition. American Idol season 20 started airing on February 27, 2022, on the ABC television network. Skyler Maxey-Wert’s audition was aired on March 20, 2022, on ABC. He later posted a photo holding his Golden ticket and captioned, “I got the golden ticket and I’m heading to Hollywood! Thanks so much @KatyPerry, @LukeBryan and @LionelRichie! Also, a huge thanks to @BrandonBoyd for seeing something special in me and introducing me to this amazing opportunity!.”
Skyler Maxey-Wert Age
He was born on January 5, 1996, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. He currently resides in Germany.
Skyler Maxey-Wert Partner
Is Skyler Maxey-Wert married? He is currently not married. He is in a relationship with his partner Alejandro Martinez, a fellow Professional Ballet Dancer and a Second Soloist with Semperoper Ballet. Skyler was previously in a relationship with Michaela DePrince, a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer, currently dancing with the Boston Ballet.
Skyler Maxey-Wert Parents
Who are Skyler Maxey-Wert’s parents? His parents are Will Maxey and Heidi Wert. Growing up his father, Will Maxey would clean the studios where his son danced and his dance teacher’s house as payment for his lessons. His parents reside in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.
Skyler Maxey-Wert Net Worth
His net worth is unclear.
Skyler Maxey-Wert Instagram
His Instagram handle is @skylertothemax.