• Events Events The first Contemporary Latin Dance Theatre Platform of its kind, Roots of Rumba shines a spotlight on the wealth of activity happening in the Latin dance sector.
  • About About Passionate about promoting, performing and the practicing of Latin dance theatre, Element Arts are a UK based Latin Dance Company
  • Hire a show Hire a show We offer beautiful choreographed routines, partner dances, meet and greet, and classes for private parties, congresses, trade shows, corporate events, festivals and more.
  • Dance Classes and School Workshops Dance Classes and School Workshops Element Arts are interested in using the elements of Earth Air Fire and Water to educate and teach Afro Cuban, Afro Brazilian and Latin dance. We teach in schools as well as offering workshops to the community.
  • Contact Us Contact Us Director: info@elementdance.co.uk Telephone: +44 (0) 7886 273719

"Ella Mesma and her dancers are fiercer in flesh than in the imagination. They are pushing the norm of their craft boldy with sassiness and a fiery but dignified confidence in their execution. The privilege was mine". Sean Graham- Choreographer/Artistic Director

Element Arts Company are an all Latin Dance Company. We are principally a performance company, but also teach and hold Afro-Latin events in the UK and further afield with an interest in promoting and advancing Latin Dance Theatre.

We hold a yearly festival ‘Roots of Rumba’ to promote and push Latin dance theatre. Element Arts also promote the preservation and development of Latin Dance through classes, DVD’s, education work and CPD opportunities.  

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Company History & Accolades

In 2014 the Company established ‘Roots of Rumba’ a Latin Dance Theatre festival at Richmix. Roots of Rumba 2016 festival was a two day event. Artists were given time and space in the week running up to the festival with Dramaturgy Daniel Goldman (Casa International Festival) to develop their work to the highest standard. The event will also included workshops for the public and an afterparty.

Performances and Masterclasses have taken Element Arts to the USA (Boston and NYC), India (Chennai, Mombai, New Delhi), Cuba (Havana), Greece, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Finland. In 2007, the Company won ‘Best Show’ for ‘Andar La Gata’ at the European Salsa Champions at Salsa UK. The Company have been finalists in 2014 and 2015 for Best Brazilian Teacher and Company with the Latin Lukas awards.

Element Arts have featured on Strictly Come Dancing, T4 (Channel 4) and have featured in music videos for TY, Franz Ferdinand, Submotion Orchestra, and performed for artists such as Major Lazer, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Drummagik, Heatwave. The Company have performed at Birmingham NEC, Trafalgar Square (National Peace Week), Royal Armories (Leeds), O2 Arena (London Latin Festival), Mambo City, Floridita, Scala and Big Dance to name a few. Clients have included Redbull, Sagatiba, Havana Club, Sadler’s Wells, O2 Arena, Wembley Stadium, HBOS and many more…

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