Ella trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and went on to front rock band Hitchcock Blonde for four years. As a composer and lyricist she is a recipient of the Michael Grandage Future Bursaries Award and a finalist of The RSC’s Song for Shakespeare Competition and Perfect Pitch Award.
Her work has been selected for New York Theatre Workshop (Salome, 2018/2019), The PiTCH (Ophelia, 2017), BEAM (Nethergate, 2016), New York Musical Theatre Festival (Trouble, 2012) and has been supported and developed by The Arts Council (UK), Scottish Youth Theatre, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Dundee Rep, and The London College of Music.
She was selected for China Plate, House Theatre and The Musical Theatre Network’s inaugural Darkroom artistic development programme – from which she co-created the new immersive headphone musical Blackout.
She was recently commissioned to write the music and lyrics for a new site-specific adaption of Peter Pan for the Serenbe Playhouse, Atlanta and is also developing a digital series with US director Mia Walker.