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Rachelle Anaïs Scott



Rachelle Anaïs Scott


Dance has always played a vital role in my personal community, serving as a powerful form of expression and connection. Through dance, I try to communicate complex emotions, ideas, and stories, hoping to connect with audiences on a deep and visceral level. Dance has the power to impact and expand throughout communities, fostering empathy and a sense of shared humanity. As I look towards the future, I hope to continue to embrace dance through new communities and embrace this art form as a vital part of our heritage and a source of inspiration and positive change. 

Rachelle Anaïs Scott


Rachelle Anaïs Scott is a French / American choreographer from New York City, currently based in Basel, Switzerland. Her choreographic work has been performed as an emerging artist by dance companies supporting aspiring choreographers, including Cedar Lake, Nürnberg Ballet, and Theater Basel. She has received awards from Dare 2 Dance Film Festival and the Mannheim Arts and Film Festival, among others. Rachelle collaborated with a Paris Opera artist for Room to Room, was featured in Blois Danse Festival 2022, and in September 2022, she created a visual art and dance collaboration with Kunstmueum Basel and the Picasso/El Greco exhibition, premiering in Basel, Switzerland. Rachelle was selected for Orsolina 28's Call for Creation residency in June 2023, and her most recent duet, "Us", created for a research grant by the Canton of Basel-Stadt Department of Culture, was also presented in the Choreographic Competition Hannover 37 in June 2023. Her newest creation will be premiered in the NUTIDA Nuove danzatrici/ori Festival in June 2024. 

From 2024 to 2025, Rachelle is a participant in the mentoring program "DoubleTanz" of the Migros Culture Percentage and will be coached by Ihsan Rustem. As part of the Next Steps program, Steps Festival is promoting Rachelle as an emerging choreographer and will create a new creation for the St. Gallen Dance Company in autumn 2025 and for Theater Bern in spring 2026.

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, Jiri Kylian, among others. For her achievements in Dance and the Performing arts, Rachelle is a recipient of the Princess Grace Award from the United States and the Bavarian Arts Prize from Germany. 


The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet

Artistic Director:

Benoit Swan-Pouffer, Alexandra Damiani

Nürnberg Ballett Staatstheater

Artistic Director: Goyo Montero

Theater Basel

Artistic Director:

Richard Wherlock, Adolphe Binder

Princess Grace Award

Dance Award, United States

Bavarian Arts Prize

Dance Award, Germany

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