“Unabashedly emotional” Sanjoy Roy, The Guardian

Ella Mesma Company


Ella Mesma is passionate for Afro-Latin and Hip Hop and this led her to create the company’s unique movement language. Using Dance Theatre, the Company create dance productions with a focus on social and cultural identity. Mesma likes to engage with a real audience: those with and without a background in dance and for her work to speak to the heart , which is why she also uses theatre in her work. The company also like to connect to their audience through discussions and often include events in the foyer to create interest and understanding around the context of the work.

The company also love to tour their workshops and outreach work, including a new sex education project idea to tour alongside ‘Ladylike‘.

Ladylike premiered at Sadler’s Wells on June 8th 2017 and has two more show dates left. Mesma is currently developing solo ‘Papillon‘, and a new group work for 2019. Read more about the different productions here, and upcoming production dates here

You can also train with the company in Latin, breaking and Yoga here

If you would like to discuss booking a show please contact us here