Ella Clarke

Dance Artist in Residence for Co. Meath, director of Ella Clarke Choreography, Ella Clarke graduated as Artist of the Federation of Russian Republics in 1993 from Perm State Choreographic Institute, Russia.

Ella has performed for CoisCeim Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, 2nd Nature Dance Company (Austria), Liz Roche Dance Company (formerly Rex Levitates), Dance Theatre of Ireland, DGOS, Wexford Festival Opera, The Abbey Theatre, Siren Productions and Genesis Collective. 
Her choreographies include the 2008 Irish Times Theatre Award Best Production winner Phaedra’s Love, A Midsummers Night Dream and Anatomy of a Seagull  for Loose Canon Theatre Company, Only an Apple, Comedy of Errors, Big Love, Romeo & Juliet and Woman and Scarecrow for The Abbey Theatre, Wedding Day of the Cro-Magnons for Bedrock, Macbeth, Shutter and Titus Andronicus for Siren Productions, Adaptation of a Meeting and Behindtheeyeliesbone for Myriad Dance Company, Don Gregorio and Transformations for Wexford Festival Opera and Sweeney Todd for The Gate Theatre, 100 feet (dance film) for Projects Arts Centre and most recently The Fall for Ella Clarke Choreography. 
Between 2004 and 2011, Ella co-founded and directed Genesis Project and Collective, a practise-based project for radicalisation in the art form of dance with centres of practice in Dublin, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and L.A. She has adapted and performed four of eminent experimental choreographer Deborah Hay’s solo works and commissioned, produced and performed her trio A Lost Opera with Genesis Collective.

Speciaising in foundational dance for non-dancers, structural awareness training and contact work, Ella has been teaching dance at DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama since 2002.