Molly circa 1986

Molly circa 1986

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER

Mary Sheldon Scott (Molly) has been actively researching movement and creating innovative dance works for over 20 years. Scott's choreography has been presented through On the Boards, Bumbershoot Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, American College Dance Festival, Western Washington University, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Theater Workshop/NYC, Dance/USA, Composer/Choreographer, Velocity Dance Center, the Myrna Loy Center/Helena Presents, the Southern Theater, and the Pacific Northwest Dance Lab. Commissions include the Cornish Dance Theater (2000, 2006), the d-9 Dance Collective (2001), and individual commissions. Grants and awards include an Artist Trust Fellowship in Dance and grants from 4Culture/King County, Artist Trust GAP Program, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs/City of Seattle, and the Washington Composers Forum. Since 1993 she has created dance works in collaboration with composer Jarrad Powell, and that collaboration continues to be a central force in the evolution of her work. Scott has been selected as Velocity Dance Center's 2008 Choreographer-in-Residence. Scott is Artistic Director and Choreographer for Scott/Powell Performance and Co-Director of the Composer/Choreographer new performance series. Scott holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Choreography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also works extensively with visual media. For more information visit www.marysheldonscott.com.