We are so excited to announce the birth of E. C. Theatre Arts!
Established in Rugby, in 2018 by Principle Teachers Ellie & Connor; E.C. Theatre Arts offer a wide range of classes for all ages, some of which are bespoke to the Company.
Principal Teacher Miss Ellie
Ellie's dancing life began at the age of one and as she grew up, was fortunate to have the opportunity to dance all over the world whilst simultaneously learning to teach and choreograph.
Following her worldwide travels, Ellie returned to the UK and trained with The Royal Academy of Dance to become qualified as a ballet teacher in 2016.
Ellie started her career with C.A.T.S and since becoming qualified she has taught hundreds of students, nurturing their talents, culminating in excellent exam results.
Ellie became a mother in 2017 and keen to bring the world of ballet to toddlers, she developed a bespoke toddler class; 'First Steps'.
This class is exclusive to the Company, combining ballet and movement to music, encouraging confidence and coordination through music and singing.
Principal Teacher Connor
At the age of 7, Connor began dancing at CATS Dance Company in Rugby. At 16, he began his professional dance training at Phil Winston's TheatreWorks in Blackpool.
After graduating, Connor moved to Germany to perform in the musical We Will Rock You, then continued as a freelance dancer in the UK including corporate and music event work.
His career then naturally led him to cruise ships where he performed globally on several different cruise lines.
After cruise ships, Connor moved to Japan for a number of years as a key performer in the resident show at Disneyland, Tokyo.
It was here that he was first introduced to contemporary dance, which drove him to his recent qualification under The National Association of Teachers of Dancing (N.A.T.D.), as a contemporary dance teacher.
Now, fully qualified, Connor's goal is to give back to the dancing world, all of his knowledge and experience to nurture and grow the next generation of performers.