Etta trained at London Contemporary Dance School and is Associate Director of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and has performed and collaborated on many shows which include Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently Romeo and Juliet & The Red Shoes. Etta is also an associate with Kneehigh Theatre and has choreographed Wild Bride, The Flying Lovers of Vibsek, 946, Dead Dog in a Suitcase and Tim Drum for Emma Rice and Mike Shepard. She is also an Associate of Emma Rice’s new company Wise Children where she has performed in and choreographed Wise Children & choreographed the forthcoming Bristol Old Vic run & American tour of Romantics Anonymous.
Choreography credits include: Orpheus in the Underworld (English National Opera); Romantics Anonymous (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse); A Clockwork Orange (Everyman & Playhouse); The Tin Drum (Kneehigh Theatre / UK Tour), Much Ado About Nothing and 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 (Images of Dance / Sarasota Ballet), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Albery Theatre), Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Kneehigh, Leicester Curve & Gielgud Theatre), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead (Chichester Festival Theatre & Haymarket Theatre), Wild Bride and Midnight’s Pumpkin (Kneehigh Theatre Co & Asylum Tent Cornwall), Travesties & Sleeping Beauty (Birmingham Rep).
Stage credits as associate director and performer for AMP/New Adventures include: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Sadler’s Wells 2010 & Original London and LA productions), Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, Nutcracker! (Opera North and Sadler’s Wells), The Car Man, original production of Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, West End, LA & Broadway), The Infernal Galop, 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.