Teaching


The Company members teach:

Yoga (Ashtanga/Vinyasa), Salsa (Cuban, On1, ON2), Breaking, Contemporary, Tango, Contemporary Latin, Contemporary Breaking, Capoeira, Afro-Latin, Samba

…and Ella has developed her own technique class which uses a touch of all the above…

“My Company Class draws from my background in Contemporary, Afro Latin and Breaking, with a touch of Yoga flow too. I am interested in the body moving as languid and fluidly- inspired by the ‘Yanvalou’ from Haiti…which actually traces back to West Africa (Benin), with the circular continual flow of breaking and lots of delicious latin-house, latin-breaks and other latin music. My knowledge and training as a yoga teacher has also informed my dance practise, as has extensive training in Graham in New York and Cuba. I have united these styles to create a fun, energetic earthy and grounded class full of body undulations, floorwork, contractions and release.” Ella Mesma 

Ella Mesma Company | Afro Cuban inspired workshop at ADAD: Regeneration 2017 | Birmingham Mac from Ella Mesma on Vimeo.

Dancers from the company teach in London, Newcastle, Bristol and Leeds, and can also travel to teach. You can experience a range of workshops from Professional, Evening and Private Classes. If you would like to enquire about our classes please contact us here

“Students were awed by the physical expertise of Ella Mesma Company combined with well created dance motifs. The question and answer session was a real eye opener- all 150 students engaged fully. Excellent. Well done.” Subassa Lewis, Plashet School