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, leading the educational arm of the company, Re:Bourne. She has created roles for Matthew’s Adventures in motion Pictures (AMP) between 1992 and 2002 and became Assistant Artistic Director in 1995.
Choreography credits include: Romantic’s Anonymous (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), The Tin Drum (Kneehigh Theatre / UK Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe), Le pozze di Figaro (Holland Park Opera), The Way of the World (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Infernal Galop (Images of Dance / Sarasota Ballet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Albery Theatre), Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Kneehigh Theatre Co. / Leicester Curve and Gielgud Theatre), Rosencratz and Guildenstern are dead (Chichester Festival Theatre/ Haymarket Theatre), Wild Bride and Midnights Pumpkin (Kneehigh Theatre Co./ Asylum Tent Cornwall), Travesties (Birmingham Rep), Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep)
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), The Car Man, original production of Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, West End, LA & Broadway), The Infernal Galon, The Percy’s of Fitzrovia, Deadly Serious and Town & Country.
TV & Film credits include 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), Storm (Aletta Collins / BBC), Swan Lake 3D (Sky Arts)
Etta is also an Associate Artist of Kneehigh Theatre Company; Founder member & dancer with Images Dance Theatre; Scottish Dance Theatre; Arc Dance Company; and created the role of Netta in This is the Picture with Aletta Collins Dance Company for Dance Umbrella.
She also teaches throughout the UK and abroad for dance companies and dance institutions, as well as being a freelance faculty member of the London Contemporary Dance School and Young Place.