Marina Mascarell (Spain, 1980) studied Pedagogy applied to Dance at the Rey Juan Carlos University, where she reached her Master’s Degree in Performing Arts. She danced for years with Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, and the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet.
In 2010, when still dancing with NDT 1, she created a choreography for talent development programme Up & Coming Choreographers, and later that year the award winning piece Like an Olive Tree for Dance Forum Taipei.
Since 2011 Mascarell is a freelance choreographer and a resident artist in Korzo. That year she presented the short piece The Eyes History in the CaDance festival and created Today Your Black Shoes Are Grey for the program Here we live and now. It was followed by the full-length productions The Unreality of Time (CaDance Festival 2013) and "it is like a large animal deep in sleep" (CaDance Festival 2015).
As a guest-choreographer Mascarell has created works for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Kannon Dance Saint Petersburg, Ballet Junior de Genève, Skånes Dansteater in Malmö, GöteborgsOperans Danskompanie in Gothenburg and Le Ballet de l’Opéra de Lyon.
In 2015 Mascarell received the BNG Bank Dance Award for Excellent Talent, and one year later she was nominated by the Dutch dance field for the Prize of the Dutch Dance Festival.
Her most recent work Three Times Rebel was a co-production by Korzo productions, Nederlands Dans Theater, Mercat de les Flors House of Dance and Dance Forum Taipei and premiered on February 27, 2017 during the CaDance Festival.
In the NDT season 2017-2018, Mascarell will create a piece for the programme Sum Thoughts, which will premiere on March 8, 2018.