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Ella Mesma Company seeks to champion an environment which is inclusive, collaborative and empowering. The company ethos of undoing limiting beliefs extends to our engagement and community work. With each company production, we offer wraparound activity, and is interested in dance for transformation and giving voices to the unheard.
Technique classes: The company have a unique movement language: Yoga, along with a diverse range of techniques including contemporary dance, and various dancestyles listed here
Company Class draws from the company background in Contemporary, Afro Latin and Breaking, with a touch of Yoga too.
“I am interested in the body moving as languid and fluidly- inspired by the ‘Yonvalou’ 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 has taught technique classes, dance styles and yoga in schools, universities, community and professional settings. She also offers goal setting and mentor sessions, meditation and is currently running workshops on sex and relationships alongside Ladylike.
Ella has taught for Global Grooves, Step into Dance, Sadler’s Wells, Yorkshire Dance, Trinity Centre, Dance City, U4,The Place, York University, Newcastle University, and many schools across the UK.