Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is pleased to announce that Rachelle Scott is the first company dancer to win the Princess Grace Award. Scott will receive her award at the annual Princess Grace Awards Gala held in the presence of HSH The Princess of Monaco on October 30, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.
Each year, the Foundation presents the Princess Grace Awards to artists who show excellence and promise in the areas of theater, dance, and film. The Award winners exemplify both classical and experimental artistic disciplines and, while still considered emerging talent, already show exceptional promise in their areas of expertise.
The Foundation’s support will assist in Scott’s dance studies and help pay her artistic fees. In addition to the Awards, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA extends general operating monies to companies hosting an Awards winner.
Rachelle Scott, who joined Cedar Lake in 2012, was born in Montpellier, France. She received her dance training from The Alvin Ailey School and Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and the Performing Arts. At the end of her high school studies, she received the YoungARTS/New York Regional Award in DANCE/Modern and the Eiger Scholarship Award. Scott then attended The Juilliard School, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. Throughout her career, she has danced works by Merce Cunningham, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Hofesh Shechter, Alexander Ekman, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Andonis Foniadakis, Jiří Kylián, José Limón and Bronislava Nijinska, among others.
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a public charity, was formed after the death of Princess Grace in 1982. They present scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships to assist artists at the start of their careers. The Foundation has cultivated a diverse group of over 600 artists to date who continue to advance the spectrum of performing arts with innovative, cutting-edge, and vibrant theater, dance, choreography, film, playwriting and design.
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