Ellie Dubois is an award-winning artist who trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts and whose work, combining contemporary performance and circus, is reinventing traditional notions of what circus can be.

Ellie was named as one of the British Council’s ‘Artists to Watch 2017’ her most recent work No Show– an all-female feminist deconstruction challenging expectations of female circus performers – won a Herald Angel Award and was nominated for a Total Theatre Award. Ringside, her circus show made for one audience member at a time, won the Autopsy Award for experimental performance and received a Spotlight Award from NoFit State and Crying Out Loud to take the show to Festival du Cirque Actual (France) and Subtopia (Sweden).

Ellie received the Jerwood Performing Arts Micro Bursary to support the creation of a new solo work exploring circus and motherhood and the MG Futures Bursary to create a new piece of contemporary circus.

Her Starcatchers show for 0-2 year olds, Little Top, has been performed in Scotland and Europe and was a sell-out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.