Portrait Scott Elstermann
© Sally Kelso

Scott Elstermann

  • Fellow 2018
  • Dancer, Australia
  • Cooperating partner: Marina Mascarell, Spain

Marina Mascarell

Scott Elstermann is an Australian dancer and choreographer. Scott received the Palisade Award as most outstanding graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Dance) degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2014. He has a versatile background, having won titles such as Junior Australasian Jazz champion and Youth Queensland Ballroom champion. Scott has worked for some of Australia’s leading dance artists including Lucy Guerin Inc., Natalie Allen and Shona Erskine. He was invited to perform at the World Dance Alliance Global Summit Choreolab in Angers, France and the iconic Vondelpark Openluchttheater in Amsterdam. Scott has also choreographed a range of short works, with his show ‘Awkward Con-nections’ winning the Overall Dance & Physical Theatre Award at the 2016 Perth Fringe World Festival.

Scott's reports


Last day of the fellowship: Marina Mascarell and Scott
Last day of the fellowship: Marina Mascarell and Scott
© Scott Elstermann
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
© Scott Elstermann
Rehearsal
Rehearsal
© Scott Elstermann
Structure in progress
Structure in progress
© Scott Elstermann
Costume department at Gärtnerplatztheater
Costume department at Gärtnerplatztheater
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
Last stop: Bologna
Last stop: Bologna
© Scott Elstermann
Scott in Madrid
Scott in Madrid
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
Programme of Teatros del Canal, Madrid
Programme of Teatros del Canal, Madrid
© Scott Elstermann
Sala Pina Bausch at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
Sala Pina Bausch at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
© Scott Elstermann
Scott and Marina Mascarell
Scott and Marina Mascarell
© Scott Elstermann
Studio exploration
Studio exploration
© Scott Elstermann
Nederlands Dans Theater
Nederlands Dans Theater
© Scott Elstermann



„Coming from an insular geographical location, Elstermann had the ability to develop and maintain himself in an intelligent and ambitious international level. Combining a high technical level with a compelling stage presence and a very sensitive and expressive body language, his skills and talent as a dancer are extremely promising and we feel that an immersion in a stimulating and challenging dance environment is crucial for the next phase of his artistic development. The intense and generous schedule of activities with his mentor, Marina Mascarell and her company, and the high quality and wide range of her work, will offer Scott a fruitful and deep understanding of the current European scene, widening his horizon, as well as the perfect opportunity to discover and develop his potential, refine his skills and expressivity, and a first-hand experience of what the life of a professional dancer entails.“

- Jury-Statement