Etta Merfitt

Etta Merfitt


Etta trained at London Contemporary Dance School and is Associate Artistic Director for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and is a founder member of the Company and leads the Educational arm, Re:Bourne. She also created roles for his Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP) between 1991 and 2002 and became Assistant Artistic Director in 1995.

Stage credits as associate director and performer for AMP / New Adventures include: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Sadlers Wells 2010 & original London and LA productions), Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, Nutcracker! and was also Clara in the original production (Opera North and Sadler’s Wells). Credits also include The Car Man, original production of Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, West End, Los Angeles, & Broadway), The Infernal Galop, The Percy’s of Fitzrovia, Deadly Serious and Town & Country.
Etta is also founder member and has danced with Images Dance Theatre, Scottish Dance Theatre, Arc Dance Company and Aletta Collins Dance Company. She is also an Associate Artist for Kneehigh and The Globe Theatre.
TV & FILM: Nutcracker! (BBC/NVC); The Car Man (Channel 4); Cinderella (South Bank Show, ITV); Swan Lake (BBC); Late Flowering Lust (BBC); Roald Dahl’s Red Riding Hood (BBC); Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre (BBC); and Storm (Aletta Collins / BBC) Swan Lake 3D film (Sky Arts)

CHOREOGRAPHY: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe); Le nozze di Figaro(Holland Park Opera); The Way of the World (Wilton’s Music Hall); The Infernal Galop for Images of Dance and Sarasota Ballet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albery Theatre, with Dawn French. Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Kneehigh Theatre (Leicester Curve and Gielgud Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (Chichester festival and Haymarket theatre); Wild bride and Midnights Pumpkin, Kneehigh Theatre (Asylum Tent Cornwall); Travesties (Birmingham Rep); Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep).

Etta teaches throughout the UK and abroad for dance companies and dance institutions.