My name is Ellie and I make performance and live in a rural village on the West Coast of Scotland. I make my own work that often combines contemporary performance and circus. I also direct other artists work, run workshops and teach youth and adult circus.
My work includes a circus show made for one audience member at a time, a feminist deconstruction of circus, a show with 2 children and an adult exploring our changing relationship to death as we age and a circus show for 0-2s.
In the rest of 2018 I am touring the UK with No Show, developing new work as part of the final round of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Award and directing Like Animals for Superfan. I am also co-director of the first contemporary circus festival in Scotland called Braw Circus.
To date my work has been supported by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, MGCFutures, The Workroom, Platform, The Roundhouse, BAC, National Theatre of Scotland, Aerial Edge, Gallusness and Jerwood Performing Arts Micro Bursaries.