The Dirt: Dave Scott

Pick any outlet in the commercial dance industry, and Dave Scott has had his hand in it. From live TV to mega-hit movies, the hip-hop choreographer has become a staple on the scene. Scott—who, at 6’ 4”, towers over most of his dancers—has received critical acclaim for his work on the big screen, including a Fred & Adele Astaire Award and an American Choreography Award. He has choreographed major dance films, including You Got Served, Stomp the Yard and Dance Flick, and was a co-choreographer on Step Up 2: The Streets. On the small screen, he’s served as a guest choreographer on “The Wade Robson Project,” “Step It Up and Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” (He created the memorable “Forever” routine for tWitch and Comfort during “SYTYCD” Season 4.) Plus, Scott is an in-demand teacher at conventions and is on faculty with Monsters of Hip Hop and The PULSE On Tour. DS got him to dish The Dirt!  —Alison Feller

 

What did you want to be when you were a teen? In the NBA! I got skills.

 

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Crab legs and lots of butter.

 

Favorite city in the world: San Francisco

 

Favorite dancer of all time: Poppin Pete

 

Who would play you in a movie? Will Smith

 

Who is your dance crush? Mia Michaels

 

What is your pet peeve? I hate when people don't fill the ice trays.

(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)

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