Born in Dubbo, Ella is a descendant of the Wiradjuri people.
After graduating from The Australian Ballet School in 2007, Ella performed with Leigh Warren & Dancers in Petroglyphs - Signs of Life (2008). She was honoured to be able to work with former Bangarra Dancers Gina Rings, Albert David and Sani Townson. For this performance she was nominated as ‘Dancer to Watch’ in the Dance Australia Critics' Survey.
She made her debut with Bangarra in Fire - A Retrospective in 2009. Ella’s first few days with Bangarra were spent with the community in Arhnem Land. She was humbled by the opportunity to visit Elder and Songman Djakapurra Munyarryun’s homeland and to connect with the community.
Since then she has performed in many Bangarra works in Australia and overseas. In 2010, Ella took part in the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund Professional and Educational Development Program, receiving a Dance scholarship.
Ella became the first Indigenous Dancer to join The Australian Ballet in 2013. Ella, a documentary centring on her dance journey to date, was released at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival.
As an aspiring artist, Ella loves to produce various forms of visual art and practice traditional Aboriginal basket weaving. She owes her success to her mother; her strength and determination inspires her in everything she does.