Elle Evangelista

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Elle began dancing at Shirley Farrell Academy of Dance in 1994. She graduated in 2013 from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts and Certificate II in Dance. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English, from The University of Western Australia.

Prior to commencing her contemporary dance training, Elle had extensive commercial dance experience regularly performing and teaching in her hometown of Perth. As a dancer for Vogue Entertainment she performed annually on Telethon, City of Perth’s Nativity, the Chris Mainwaring Tribute Match and the welcome home ceremonies for the 2000 and 2004 Olympians and Paralympians.

Elle was a member of Steps Youth Dance Company from 2009-2011 performing in Phoenix and Phoenix regional tour choreographed by Alice Lee Holland, Adam Wheeler and Tyrone Robinson. Elle choreographed her own work ‘shine and the lights will find you’ for their 2011 season Compact Dance. Through Steps she received a bursary to perform in the Quantum Leap 2010 season Night.Time. under the direction of Ruth Osborne and choreographed by Jodie Farrugia.

During her training at WAAPA, she has performed works by Rhiannon Newton, Paul O’Sullivan, undertook in research led by Charlie Hodges and performed Fugue choreographed by Raewyn Hill. In her final year of training she performed in Xio-Xiong Zhang’s Rite of Spring, Leigh Warren’s debut work There’s No Time Like the Present and Nacho Duato’s Jardi Tancat, restaged by Kim McCarthy. In 2013 Elle’s own work, Mum Look No Hands! debuted in WAAPA’s season Fresh and her dance film Fields premiered at the Short + Sweet Festival in Melbourne.

Prior to beginning with Opera Australia in 2014, she performs at the Perth Fringe Festival in Brooke Leeder’s Mechanic and Daisy Sander’s work The Balter Invitation.

Elle is honoured to be a cast member of The King and I. She is thankful to her parents and teachers and dedicates her performances to both her Burmese and Filipino grandparents.