Skott Taylor was born and raised in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He studied and worked as a professional actor before moving overseas in 2003. Upon arriving in Beijing, Skott founded NewSeed Theatre which, at the time, was the city’s only English-speaking contemporary theatre company. It was here that Skott moved behind the scenes and into the producer and director chairs.
Between 2006 to 2010, Skott left China to pursue a music career in London, UK before heading back to Canada to continue his studies at Concordia University in Montreal. At Concordia, Skott refined his studies in Theatre for Development which “focuses on the history, theory and practice of theatre from the perspective of art’s capacity to inform and to effect personal and social change.”
Returning to Beijing, Skott founded NewSeed Creative Consulting which focuses on improving staff retention by building healthy company cultures through aligning and engaging teams. NewSeed’s active approach to training uses the integration of Image Theatre, Forum Theatre, improv, storytelling, music, dance, drawing and design. Skott currently lives in Beijing with his wonderful fiancé Alexandra and their rescued street dog, Rocket.