Andrew Ellis

Andrew has been Technical Director and Lighting Designer for National Youth Ballet since 2008, having previously been stage manager since 2004.

Training/Education: Andrew trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2005 with a 1st Class BA (Hons) degree in Theatre Practice.

Professional Experience: Andrew’s first professional role after training was with National Youth Ballet, and he has been involved with every season since 2004. He designs primarily for dance, for companies including BalletBoyz, New English Ballet Theatre, Agudo Dance Company, Chrysalis London, McNicol Ballet Collective. He has also worked extensively with vocational schools including Central School of Ballet, English National Ballet School, Urdang Academy, Tring Park, Masters and London Studio Centre. Occasional forays into musical theatre have included the international tour of Flashdance the Musical, and Eugenius! for which he won the Broadway World UK award for Best Lighting Design in 2018. 

Biggest Inspiration: ‘NYB’s founder, Jill Tookey.’

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Andrew Ellis
Technical Director