Ella mesma company
It is a pleasure to meet you here! My name is Ella, and I created Ella Mesma Company to make work by the superheroes I wanted to see on stage.
I love to work with the dances of the Orishas, contemporary and Hip Hop styles to create theatre collaboratively with my company. I am super inspired by dance as a healing ritual, a gateway for transformation and positive change (can art be activism? Can we use it, like a hammer, to shape the world I/we want to see?). I have a holistic approach to creativity, creating from a space of connectivity to self, safety and purpose .
As I didn’t dance until late, it is important to me to reach those who don’t necessarily have a background in theatre, and as a woman of mixed heritage, I strive for my cast and the stories we tell to be super-hero(ine) voices under represented onstage.
I also love to connect with my audience through discussions and play (whilst ensuring the audience never feel pressured to join in!)