Our vision is that young people will create the ballet of the future.

Andrew Ellis

Andrew has been Technical Director and Lighting Designer for National Youth Ballet since 2008, having previously been stage manager since 2004.  This is his 16th year with the company.


Royal Central School of Speech and Drama


Recent design credits include:  Bare: A Pop Opera (The Vaults), West End Eurovision 2019 (Adelphi), Them/Us for BalletBoyz (Vaudeville), Flashdance the Musical for Selladoor (South Korea, Europe and UK Tour), Merrily We Roll Along & Spring Awakening for Urdang Academy (Bernie Grant), Aladdin for Prime (Catford Broadway), Young Men for BalletBoyz (Wilton’s Music Hall and The Joyce, New York), Snow for Holly Noble Dance (Dance East), Nutcracker for Ballet Central (ADC Cambridge), The Distance You Have Come (Cockpit), Four Seasons & Remembrance for New English Ballet Theatre (Peacock & Lillian Baylis),  Eugenius! (The Other Palace), Bright Young Things for National Youth Ballet (Sadler’s Wells), Savage & Lilith for Chrysalis London (Platform Theatre & Stratford Circus), Carmen for zFin Malta Dance Ensemble, TEN for ACE Dance & Music (International Tour), HIM  (Royal Festival Hall & UK Tour), Murmur for Aakash Odedra Company (International tour), Void & Alpha for BalletBoyz (Sadler’s Wells & International tour).

Andrew’s design for new British musical Eugenius! won the Broadway World UK Award and was a finalist for the OffWestEnd.com “Offie” Award for Best Lighting Design in 2018.

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Andrew Ellis
Lighting Designer & Technical Director