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Scott Hislop



Scott Hislop is without a doubt, one of LA’s most sought after commercial performers. He is a dancer, actor, choreographer, writer and producer. Name a film/tv project associated with dance and Scott has probably graced it’s set either in front of or behind the camera.

As a dancer, Scott holds the honor of performing in more feature films than anyone of his generation. For over two decades he has lit up the screen with his uncanny ability to mold into any time period, any dance style and any genre film all because of his adaptability both in look and style. From Titanic to LaLa Land (Mr. Hislop being the only cast or crew member to have worked on both record setting Oscar nominated films), to Charlie’s Angels and The Muppets, Scott has danced in 20+movies. He was Tobey Maguire's fluid, agile double for Spiderman III and Cate Blanchett’s Carousel pas de deux partner in The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons.

His cast-ability and easy-to-work-with attitude has landed him dozens of television shows, both live and episodic, commercial after commercial and allowed him to work with the top choreographers and directors of our time. Some of his most notable gigs include, Crazy Ex GirlfriendGleeThe Primetime EmmysThe OscarsDancing with the Stars, How I Met Your Mother, and Grey’s Anatomy. One of his forever favorite jobs was working with director and choreographer Rob Marshall on the 7 time Emmy winning Tony Bennett, An American Classic for NBC.

Scott believes his success on film and television is due to his capacity to act. Yes, he has a natural prowess for performing, but he has spent years honing the craft with acting, improv and camera technique classes as well. He has trained with some of the most respected instructors in Hollywood including Annie Grindlay for Camera Technique, the late, great Carolyn Barry for Commercial Technique, Donovan Scott for Improv and Michael Laskin and Howard Fine for Scene Study. It should be noted that he served on faculty at the renowned Howard Fine Studios, teaching Movement for Actors. His chops have landed him roles on Rec-n-Rumble for Verizon’s Go90 platform, the feature films Not Another Teen MovieEmilio, and The Wishmakers, for festival shorts, Steam1962, and Wahoosical the Musical, as well as starring roles in Just Us GuysSelling Religion and Sperm Donor, all popular webseries’. Scott has written work for film and stage that he has starred in, Another Round and Testimony, respectively. The latter being a 1 man autobiographical show that he played to packed houses and garnered 3 Scenie Awards including Best 1 man Show of Los Angeles and Best Performance by an Actor in a 1 man Show, as well as a Best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Producers Award.

Having paid his dues in the business, choreography has been a natural transition for Scott. He has choreographed episodes of No Ordinary Family for ABC and NBC’s Four Kings starring Seth Green. He was the the associate choreographer for the incomparable director/choreographer Michelle Johnston for Another Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits for Warner Brothers. He has assisted the renowned Mandy Moore for the feature length musical re-do of Valley Girl due in theaters 2018. On both features, he ran the choreography department like a well oiled machine and was in charge of everything from auditioning and casting dancers, intercommunication between all department heads, all scheduling, and teaching and running rehearsals. In addition to the Valley Girl remake, Scott assisted Mandy on what has become cinematic history, the jawdropping, opening Trac number for LaLa Land. He has an excellent working relationship with choreographer Melanie Gage and has been her associate for episodes of The Middle for ABC. He has assisted and learned from the best, including Michael RooneyMarguerite DerricksLisa Eaton and John “chacha” O’Connell, choreographer extraordinaire to Baz Luhrmann, and of course the remarkable talent that is Mandy Moore.