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Ella Lynn

Ella Lynn

Pleasanton, California USA

Ella Lynn was born in Pleasanton, California, and began dancing at a young age with Valley Dance Theater, Contra Costa Ballet, and Diablo Ballet School.

She has attended summer programs at Master Ballet Academy, Houston Ballet Academy, and Diablo Ballet School. Lauren Jonas, the Director of Diablo Ballet, invited Ella to be a trainee with the company from 2021-2023.  While training with the Diablo Ballet School, Ella danced the leading roles such as 2nd Shade Variation (La Bayadère), Cupid (Don Quixote), and Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) to name a few. While a Trainee with Diablo Ballet, Ella danced Cygnets (Sean Kelly's Swan Lake Suite), Waltz of the Hours and Czardas (Sean Kelly's Coppélia),Mirlitons, Snow, and Flowers (Julia Adam's Nutcracker Suite), Paquita Corps (Christopher Lam's Paquita), Fairies and Rustics (Julia Adam's A Midsummer Night's Dream).

Since Joining Ballet Pensacola Ella has danced Vampire Bride (Darren McIntyre’s Dracula), Doll and Guardian Angel (Darren McIntyre’s Nutcracker), and the Fairy of Golden Vine and Little Red Riding Hood (Stéphano Candreva's Sleeping Beauty).

Ella has had the opportunity to be coached by numerous choreographers and instructors: Joanna Berman, Nicole Ciapponi, Lauren Jones, Sean Kelly, Christopher Lam, Raymond Tilton, Andrea Gaudet, and Pierre Francois Vilanoba to name a few.

Ella has taught for the Diablo Ballet School's young children’s program and the Tutu School, and she currently teaches in Pensacola at Five Flags Dance Academy and various schools as a guest in California. 

Ella is so excited to be a part of Ballet Pensacola for her second season as a Corps de Ballet member!

"Dance allows me to be myself and express myself freely, and because there is something new to learn every day, it encourages me to try my best no matter what. I also love the sense of community and connection with others that dancing has given me, including meeting so many incredible people and life-long friends. One thing that truly makes dancing so special to me is the joy on others' faces while they are dancing or while watching others dance because it not only brings a smile to my face, but it reminds me of why I continue to pursue such an inspiring art form".

Place of Birth: Pleasanton, CA

One Word to Describe Why I Dance: Joy

Favorite Color: Rose Pink

Favorite Role Danced: Clara, The Nutcracker & Fairies, Midsummer Night's Dream

Dream Role: Juliet, Romeo & Juliet or Kitri, Don Quixote

Favorite Choreographer: Justin Peck

Favorite Traditional Ballet: Don Quixote

Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Hot Pot / Asian Cuisine in general

Favorite Hobby: Drawing/bullet journaling, listening to music, and learning K-pop dances!

Fun Fact About Me: I took 3 different languages in high school during my senior year, and currently, I can understand and speak almost fluent French & a little bit of Korean.

What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances: I would like the community to walk out of the theater filled with inspiration and a smile on their face. I hope my love and joy for dance is reflected in my performances, and I want my performances to inspire audience members to continue to appreciate the art form or even start dancing themselves.