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Rachelle Scott
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Rachelle Anaïs Scott is a French/American contemporary choreographer and performing artist from New York City and currently resides in Basel, Switzerland. Alongside her professional dance career, Rachelle’s choreographic works have been performed by Cedar Lake, Staatstheater Nürnberg Ballet, Theater Basel and she has created a series of freelance productions and dance films. Her work has been selected for Award Winner in Dare 2 Dance Film Festival, awarded Finalist in SzólóDuó Festival Dance, Finalist Film Selection in Ork Kota Dance Film Festival and Official Selection for Dance Camera Istanbul. She has also worked with renown artist from L’Opéra de Paris in collaboration for the international dance collection ‹Room to Room›, and two of her current pieces can be seen in Blois Danse Festival 2022 in France. Rachelle’s newest creation will be a collaboration with Kunstmuseum Basel and the ‹Picasso / El Greco› exhibition to be premiered in September 2022.  

Rachelle received her dance training from The Alvin Ailey School and the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music, Art & the Performing Arts. At the end of her high school studies, she received the YoungARTS/New York Regional Award in Dance and the Eiger Scholarship Award. Rachelle went on to attend The Juilliard School, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. After graduating from Juilliard, Rachelle became a member of the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City, a soloist dancer with Nürnberg Ballett Staatstheater in Germany, and is a current member of Theater Basel in Switzerland. Throughout her dance career, she has danced works by Hofesh Shechter, Sharon Eyal, Alexander Ekman, Richard Wherlock, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Sidi Larbi, Andonis Foniadakis, Goyo Montero, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, among others. For her achievements in Dance and the Performing Art, Rachelle is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award from the United States and Bavarian Arts Prize from Germany.