Spanish Marina Mascarell danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater II, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Nederlands Dans Theater I. She studied Pedagogy applied to Dance at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Later she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Performing Arts from the same University.
Since 2011 Marina is a freelance choreographer. Marina’s has created works for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Lyon Opera Ballet (France), Dance Forum Taipei (Taiwan), Nederlands Dans Theater II (The Netherlands) and Ballet Junior of Geneva (Switzerland). She is Associate Artist at Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona, Spain and resident choreographer at Korzo Theater, The Hague, Netherlands. Her independent works with Korzo Theater Productions are being toured internationally around Asia, Europe and South America.
At the XIX Choreographic Competition of Madrid, Marina Mascarell won Outstanding Dancer with a scholarship to the American Dance Festival in North Carolina and Movement Research in New York. Her first piece Discovering Secrets received the third prize, Audience Award and Scholarship for DanceWeb Europe in the XX Choreographic Competition of Madrid. Like an Olive Tree (creation for Dance Forum Taipei) was nominated as “One of the best performances of 2010” in Taiwan. Marina was selected to be part of Choreoroam 2012, a research project on choreography with the support of the European Union Culture Programme. She has been awarded with the BNG Excellent Dance Award 2015 in The Netherlands. She was nominated to the Dutch Dance Festival Award 2016.
She was nominated by Barcelona Critics’ Awards 2016 for Best International Performance, Best Choreography and Best Scenography with her work Mongrel made for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.