Marina Mascarell

Marina Mascarell (Spain, 1980) danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater II, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theater I. She studied Pedagogy applied to Dance at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Later she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Performing Arts from the same University.

Since 2011 Marina is a freelance choreographer. Marina’s has created works for  GoteborgsOperans Danskompanie, Gothenburg, Sweden; Lyon Opera Ballet , France; Nederlands Dans Theater I (UpComing Choreographers), The Hague, The Netherlands; Scapino Ballet (Tools), Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Dance Forum Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan; Ballet Junior of Geneve, Geneve, Switzerland and Skanes Dansteater, Malmo, Sweden. She is resident choreographer at Korzo Theater, The Hague, Netherlands. Her independent works with Korzo Theater Productions, The Netherlands, are being toured internationally around Asia, Europe and South America.

At the XIX Choreographic Competition of Madrid, Marina won Outstanding Dancer with a scholarship to the American Dance Festival in North Carolina and Movement Research in New York. Her first piece Discovering Secrets received the third prize, Audience Award and Scholarship for DanceWeb Europe in the XX Choreographic Competition of Madrid. Like an Olive Tree (creation for Dance Forum Taipei) was nominated as “One of the best performances of 2010” in Taiwan. Marina was selected to be part of Choreoroam 2012, a research project on choreography with the support of the European Union Culture Programme. She recently has been awarded with the BNG Excellent Dans Award 2015 in The Netherlands. Recently she was nominated to the Dans Prize of Nederlands Dansdagen 2016.

Marina has taught at International Festivals and schools such as SaltDanceFest, Utah University, USA; Pretty Creatives, Northwest Dance Project, Portland, USA; Open Look, St. Petersburg, Russia; DAF, Rome, Italy; B-Motion, Bassano del Grappa, Italy; Summer Intensive Nederlands Dans Theater, The Hague, Netherlands; Codarts, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Palucca School, Dresden, Germany; Pre Professional Year Sydney Dance Company, Sydney, Australia; Strut, Perth, Australia.