Company Members include:
Ella Mesma- Company Director is a Salsa, Samba and Afro Cuban dancer with specialisms in Contemporary and Breaking. Credits include Russell Maliphant Company, Professional Cast of the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012 and dancer for poet Warsan Shire. She was selected as a future Dance Leader for the ABLE leadership program and in 2015, awarded a Bench fellowship for emerging female choreographers. She has trained internationally in Cuba, Brazil and USA including The Graham school- New York, La Ena- Havana, Deborah Colker- Rio De Janeiro and Funceb- Salvador da Bahia.
Alongside training in the UK, Ama has travelled to Brasil to enrich her knowledge of Afro-Brasilian, Samba and Contemporary (Silvestre technique) and Cuba to further develop her movement vocabulary. She has performed across the UK and internationally, both freelance and with Element Arts Company, Reuben Feels, Oi Brasil and Tropicalia Latin Entertainment at a variety of latin venues, corporate and arts events such as Team GB Olympic Ball, Brit Awards, Lovebox festival,Selfridges EveryBODY campaign, Move It!,8th SDC Charity Gala Dinner, Summer Streets Regent Street festival, Hot Wuk and has worked for brands such as Mini-cooper, Red Bull UK and Virgin Holidays.
Hannah Bertram- Assistant Director, is a Contemporary, Hip Hop and Samba dancer. She has performed at Sadler’s Wells with MyselfUK and represented England in the Tap Dance World Championships. Credits include Nike, Hotel Chocolat and Hunter Boots.
Lisa-Li specialises in Ballet and Contemporary Latin. Credits include lead choreographer and dancer for UG-LY with Dele Ladimeji- Paint the skies, Valerie Preston-Dunlops IN MEMORIAM and Bafta winning short film THE ASSESSMENT Dr. By Mark Gutteridge.
Laia Moraño- Company Co-Ordinator was born in Lleida, Spain. She is a Hip Hop, Samba and Salsa dancer. Her credits include 6 times National champions with ‘Machines’ in Spain, Rosendo y las muchachas de Fuego- Spain, dancing for Lenny Kravitz & Immersive Cult Theatre-UK.
Anna Alvarez is an Anglo-Argentine Tango, Samba and Contemporary dancer whose credits include Vertigo Dance Company- Israel, Estacio De Sa- Brazil, apprentice with Deborah Colker- Brazil and Strictly come Dancing & Dancing with the Stars in the UK.
Michela Di Felice is a Samba and House dancer from Italy, whose credits include choreographing for Channel 4′ s Comedy Gala 2016- UK, The Mobo awards, The Rugby World Cup closing ceremony 2015 & dancing for Tinie Tempah.
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