Originally from Montreal, Canada, dancer and choreographer Dorotea Saykaly danced with Compagnie Marie Chouinard from 2006 to 2014, performing lead roles such as Prélude à l'Après Midi d'un Faune and touring internationally. In 2014 she relocated to Sweden to join the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani where she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Alan Lucien Øyen, Marcos Morau and Sharon Eyal.
She choreographed her first stage solo UNraveling which was awarded at the Warsaw Zawirowania Competition in 2016. She has created works such as; Rosy Retrospection (2018) for SkanesDansteater; DOUBLE BLINDED (2019) for the 3D festival at the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani; and her second solo, SHE (2019) which premiered at Festival Quartier Danse at Place des Arts in Montreal. Dorotea’s work moves fluidly from the stage to film to visual arts. She has collaborated with Swedish photographer duo Cooper & Gorfer on their international exhibit UTOPIA. She has co-created, choreographed and performed in the awarded screendance short films PAINTED (2012) and Brief Candle (2013). Her most recent film SHE (2021), a co-creation with Emil Dam Seidel, has been awarded Best Experimental film at SIFF and just had its North American premier at the Fotografiska Museum NYC in April 2022.
Dorotea has appeared in the films Cyrano by Joe Wright choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and ANIMA by Paul Thomas Anderson choreographed by Damien Jalet. She was the lead role in CHANGE for the #Girlsinvest campaign by Philippe Templeman, also choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
She is the inaugural recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award and has created the new stage work RELIC for Ballet BC company in Canada which premiered in May 2022.