Born in Dubbo, Ella is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people. She graduated from The Australian Ballet School in 2007 after touring with The Dancers Company.
Ella made her first appearance with Bangarra Dance Theatre in Fire – A Retrospective in 2009, and was nominated by Dance Australia magazine as Dancer to Watch. Between 2009 and 2012 she danced with Bangarra in Mathinna, the double bill of earth & sky, Spirit and Terrain.
In 2012, Ella performed in Australia and New York with Bangarra and The Australian
Ballet in Warumuk – in the dark night, a collaborative work created by Stephen Page for the Ballet’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
She joined The Australian Ballet for its 2013 season.
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Ella likes to practice traditional Aboriginal basket weaving, paint, and design Lino prints. Some of her work is on display at the Wagga Wagga art gallery.
Photography James Braund