Element Arts is a diverse company of professional dancers from around the globe, using expertise in a range of styles to create innovative performance art that is accessible for varying audiences.
Established by Ella Mesma in 2005, the company is now directed by Hannah Bertram.
Company History & Accolades
Created in Leeds in 2005, Element Arts have been all over the wold teaching and performing. Performances and Masterclasses have taken Element Arts to the USA (Boston and NYC), India (Chennai, Mombai, New Delhi), Cuba (Havana), Europe: UK, Greece, Denmark, Spain, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Finland.
In 2007, Element Arts 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. In 2013, the company director established a Latin Dance Theatre festival Roots of Rumba which she continues to curate and tour.
Element Arts have performed 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…