Ellie grew up in Manchester, studied in Wales 2006-2011, taught and worked in Lyon 2011-2017, and currently works and lives in Brussels. She has a BA in French and Linguistics from Aberystwyth (UK) and an MA in Performing Public Space from Fontys (NL). She joined Line Theatre in 2012 to stage manage and play live music for A Winter’s Tale, and directed Crave, her first production, in 2016.
She trained at GRIM EDIF (2015) in Lyon as a lighting designer and technician, and completed a stage management course at LAMDA (2013). Now freelance, she has designed and assisted lighting and scenography for performances as diverse as theatre, mime, rock bands, contemporary dance, children’s theatre, and opera, in Belgium, France, UK, Malta, Colombia, and the USA. On the side, she teaches occasional theatre tech workshops at the International School of Brussels, co-taught a workshop at Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2019, and has an ongoing artistic research project in performance in public space, exploring the connetions between walking in the city and the movement of water.
Ellie’s various hats with Line Theatre since early 2012 included stage manager, lighting and sound operator and designer, prop-maker, set-dresser, rehearsal stand-in, musician, stagehand, fencing coach, flameproofer, mistress of the breakaway bottle, pirate helmswoman, and smoke machine wrangler
picture by Mac Kam