Currently residing in Denver, Skye Savage is an educator, translator, and musician. She holds a B.A. in German (with departmental distinction) and Russian from the University of Denver, as well as minors in English and Music. She was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship (2011-2015), Cherrington Global Scholarship (2013), and was a member of the DU Honors Program. Her academic interests include exploring gendered messages in modern German and Russian writing and film, societal remembrances of trauma and guilt, and the development and impact of subculture in times of political upheaval.
Skye was selected as a finalist for the American Literary Translators Association‘s Travel Fellowship for work completed on Unica Zürn‘s House of Sicknesses. Her senior thesis involved creating a new, performance-ready translation of Woyzeck, by Georg Büchner. She is a member of ALTA as of July 2017.
In addition to working as a language instructor, Skye dedicates time as a volunteer to various high-impact organizations in Denver, including the GLBT Center of Colorado, and Project Worthmore. She is also a passionate activist and supporter of Denver-area D.I.Y. music and arts culture.
As a classically-trained vocalist, Skye can be found singing with the Evans Choir and Colorado Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She has over 10 years of performance experience and has had opportunities to sing around the world at venues including Moscow Sate University and Carnegie Hall. Her personal music projects can be found on Soundcloud.