"astonishing work of visual, musical,
and physical art."

- Trey Hatch, The Stranger


Open for Dancing Festival, Newport RI, September 20-24, 2017; premiere of site-specific work at the newly excavated Southern Redoubt at Ft. Adams; 3-day intensive workshop; six performances; commission from Island Moving Company.

Dance on Film projects; ongoing activity during summer, fall and winter, 2017-18.

Artist-in Residence, La Figlia ART House in Fraine-Chieti, Italy, May 8-June 3, 2018.

SOLO(S) Project, Part II, premiere in Fall of 2018



Scott/Powell premieres The SOLO(s) Project on November 3-6, 2016 at Velocity Dance Center. The SOLO(s) Project is a multi-media research concept by choreographer/visual artist Mary Sheldon Scott with composer Jarrad Powell. Soloists include Corrie Befort, Jade Solomon Curtis, Alicē Gosti, Mark Haim, Jim Kent, Linsyanne Owen.

Commissioned through Velocity’s Made-in-Seattle program, The SOLO(s) Project premieres November 3-6, 2016 at Velocity Dance Center. Development of SOLO(s) is supported in part through grants from 4Culture and the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture, and through rehearsal residencies at Cornish College of the Arts and Velocity Dance Center.

SOLO(s) events at Velocity Dance Center include:

·       April 23 - Workshop/Audition from 2:00-5:00 pm at Velocity Dance Center

·       June 16 - Open Rehearsal from 12:00-1:30 pm at Velocity Dance Center

·       August 8-September 8 – Velocity Dance Center Artist-in-Residence

·       September 11 – Artist Talk at the Museum of Northwest Art, La Connor (monamuseum.org/)

·       September 22 - Velocity’s Fall Kick-Off

·       October 30 - Velocity Speakeasy Event



Bellingham Repertory Dance receives Mayor's Arts Awards honoring them for their production of the Scott/Powell piece "Wake." The piece was commissioned by Bellingham Repertory Dance in 2015.

Scott receives 4Culture City Artist grant for The SOLO(s) Project.

Scott receives City of Seattle Artist Project grant for The SOLO(s) Project.

Scott served as Interim Dance Department Chair for Cornish College of the Arts from June through December 2015. For more information on Cornish visit www.cornish.edu.


Scott traveled to Portland, Oregon in February/March 2015 for a Guest Artist Residency at Reed College where Scott worked with Reed dance students to create a performance work mixing images from her own choreography with movement scores by the students using a range of creative process tools. On March 6th, as part of Reed Arts Week, Scott presented two solos from The SOLO(s) Project created for Corrie Befort and Linsyanne Owen. For more information on Dance at Reed visit reed.edu/dance.


In fall 2014 Scott worked with the Dance Program at the University of Washington to create a new performance work on 8 student performers that premiered as part of the Faculty Dance Concert on January 22-25, 2015 in Meany Hall, Seattle. The work featured an original score by composer Jarrad Powell with costume design by Val Mayse and lighting design by Peter Bracilano. For more information on Dance at the UW visit dance.washington.edu.


In 2014/2015 Scott was commissioned by Bellingham Repertory Dance to create a new 20-minute work for the Company. The premiere took place at The Firehouse in Bellingham, WA May 29-31, 2015. In 2016 as part of a retrospective performance, on April 9 in Bellingham and on April 28-29 in Seattle BRD reprises a duet from Scott/Powell’s HOME. For more information on BRD please visit bhamrep.org.