Ella is a stage manager and sound designer with a passion for creating large scale, complex theatrical works and intimate, emotive theatrical experiences. Before NIDA, Ella was involved in a number of semi-professional and independent productions in Sydney. As Stage Manager, Assistant Stage Manager and Stage Crew, Ella worked with Packemin Productions, Willoughby Theatre Company, Hills Musical Theatre Company, Sydney Youth Musical Theatre, Hornsby Musical Society and Chatswood Musical Society. Ella was also the Assistant Stage Manager for Blue Saint Productions and Hayes Theatre Co’s 2015 production of Violet. At NIDA, Ella discovered a new-found passion after sound designing Anna McGrath’s play Plaza Suite in 2016. Ella has continued developing this new craft with sound design credits for Some Company’s American Beauty Shop, John Bashford’s 2017 NIDA student production of The Changeling and Finn Caldwell’s 2018 NIDA student production of Ex Machina. Ella experienced a career highlight as Deputy Stage Manager for Judy Davis’ 2017 NIDA production of Love and Money. In 2018, as well as completing secondments with Gordon Frost Organisation, Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir and Griffin Theatre Company, Ella found time to take on the position of Production Assistant for the 2018 Rob Guest Endowment, as well as Assistant Stage Manager for Griffin Theatre Company’s 2018 Lysicrates Award, Stage Manager for Griffin Theatre Company’s 2018 Scratch Festival and Assistant Stage Manager for the 2018 Helpmann Awards.