Scott Elstermann is an independent dancer and choreographer. Scott has a versatile background in many styles, receiving titles such as Junior Australasian Jazz champion and Youth Queensland Ballroom champion. Going on to train at the renowned Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Scott received the Palisade Award for the most outstanding graduate of the Bachelor of Arts (Dance)
course in 2014 along with a Certificate of Recognition for being in the top 100 students out of 25,000 at Edith Cowan University.
At WAAPA, Scott performed in works by Rafael Bonachela, Rachel Arianne Ogle, Natalie Weir and Xiao-Xiong Zhang. He toured to the 2013 Beijing Normal University International Creative Dance Seminar and was invited on LINK Dance Company's 2014 European Tour as an undergraduate guest artist. Scott was one of forty international students selected to perform at the 2014 World Dance Alliance's Choreolab in Angers, France and his choreographic work Sanguis was a finalist in the Australian Institute of Classical Dance competition ‘Dance Creation’. The dance film adaptation of this piece has gone on to be screened at the 2015 Revelation Film Festival and Australian Dance Week.
Since graduating, Scott has worked with some of Australia’s leading dance artists including Lucy Guerin Inc. (The Dark Chorus), Natalie Allen (Sublime….), Annette Carmichael (The Beauty Index), Shona Erskine (White Matter), Scott Ewen (AUTOimmune) and STRUT Dance (Short Cuts, Prime Cuts). He produced, choreographed and performed in Awkward Con-nections which won the Overall Dance & Physical
Theatre Award at the 2016 Perth Fringe Festival and toured to the 2016 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2017, Scott was commissioned by WAAPA to choreograph on the dance students as well as choreograph and perform in the Wearable Art Mandurah showcase. He has been the audition dance assistant for the critically acclaimed Matilda: The Musical by Royal Shakespeare Company and a touring teaching artist
with the West Australian Ballet.
All of this has led to Scott being a semi-finalist in the 2017 and 2016 Western Australian Young Achiever Awards and highly sort after for television, corporate and
commercial events. Some of these highlights include the P&N Bank Flying Start Home Loan television commercial, IGA Carols by Candlelight, Boobalicious Ball, Oasis Ball
& Campaign Brief Awards, Canning World Arts Exchange and Joondalup Festival.